[D8630ZAB], Letter from Frazar & Co to Samuel Insull, April 7th, 1886


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[D8630ZAB], Letter from Frazar & Co to Samuel Insull, April 7th, 1886

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[Labeled "copy of letter from Frazar & Co., Yokohama"] Davey, Paxman & Co. London, We observe this firm supplied the engines and boilers for the Edison plant at the Naval and Military Club London. Our Japanese friends have said they might at times prefer to purchase boiler, engine, etc., in England and thus reduce costs. ##In fact, they have ordered already a Tangye engine and boiler (no doubt Upton knows this large manufacturer). We of course prefer to recommend the Armington & Sims or NY Safety Steam Power Co.'s engines, etc., but presume TAE would approve our purchasing this portion of a plant in England when our Japanese friends find great savings. ##Will you ask TAE to recommend a firm of engine builders in England? Also, following TAE's advice, will you send us several illustrated catalogs, quoting us their best discounts, terms, etc., giving a list of engines they recommend for Dynamos from 25 lights upward, rates of freight, boilers, etc. ##We also suggest their coding a catalog. We look forward to seeing this Electric Lighting business assume some considerable proportions and we desire therefore to establish good relations with a first class firm of engine builders in England. ##Prof. Fujioka has complained that the setting bars of the Dynamo were unfinished and left in the same state in which they came from the foundry. We did not observe this when we examined here, but it is a small matter and we offer to repay any expense of finishing. ##Great care should be taken prior to shipment and a most rigid inspection made so that oversights may be corrected. [Insull Marg.]: [on page 1:] "Ask Visity[?] & Sons." [on page 2:] "My [-----] Foundry"






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