[D8639P], Letter from S K Dingle to Thomas Alva Edison, June 5th, 1886


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[D8639P], Letter from S K Dingle to Thomas Alva Edison, June 5th, 1886

Editor's Notes

Had excellent run this morning as far as Wadsworth; then I replaced 12 old condensers with new ones south of Wadsworth; a train dispatcher from Chicago office who came on the train was impressed with the telegraph and remarked, "Edison is a great man."; At Chicago recvd wire from Rudd to put brushes and collar on car on short line between St. Paul and Minneapolis for train dispatchers' convention next week and for railway telegraph supts the week after; Simpson told Rudd the Directors[?] asked for this demonstration; Simpson has "been after us" to put on an exhibition at St. Paul for some time. "I think we can make 'the old thing howl' on that short section of ten miles." Exhibition would help with railroad people. Rudd and I are going up Monday; Phelps crowd should have a representative there; "if our scheme is there and working all right--and it will--the Phelps chin music wont count for much."###Exhibition will take us away from regular work for about a week, but if supts and "boys" see that it works "it will boom us."; "Simpson believes in the system and has been a warm friend and ally"; we shouldn't refuse him; it won't cost much. "Am I right?"###Rudd sanguine of success; condensers helped; Rudd brings every telegrapher he can find onboard the train to hear the results--they are surprised and help spread the word.





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