[D8455ZBT], Letter from William Symes Andrews to Thomas Alva Edison, April 9th, 1884

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Title

[D8455ZBT], Letter from William Symes Andrews to Thomas Alva Edison, April 9th, 1884

Editor's Notes

[see D8455ZBS for Insull's referral of this to Eaton] Rcd yours of 5th that begins: "'Major Eaton has *again* repeated the statement that the Hazelton plant was started without any [pre----] test of the engine or dynamos being made.' I don not at all understand this letter for it seems to imply some personal communication, which I have not [got?] In reply I would simply say that we followed the same plan at Hazelton that we have adopted at all other stations, viz: we tested the engine and dynamos on the test bank of lamps.....before we turned the current on to system. I have never experienced any trouble with starting up new systems, and the Hazelton plant was started and has continued to run to this day without a single hitch of any account so far as electrical matters are concerned. Eaton's informant is evidently laboring under a strong delusion in this matter...."

Date

1884-04-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8455-F

Microfilm ID

76:98

Document ID

D8455ZBT

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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