[D8704ACC], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, August 22nd, 1887


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[D8704ACC], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, August 22nd, 1887

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[Letterhead: Armington and Sims Engine Company] Wrote you Aug. 11 concerning engines for your new laboratory and prices; [restates costs for two engines, foundation boxes, and net costs--$1627.50 for 14 12"x15", 125 H.P. and $1115 for 13"x12"]; will reduce to $1450 and $1000 and will send man to set up and start them at our expense if you will provide a place for him to eat and sleep.###Torpedo account with government has been paid; Sims intends to go to England to explain his inventions to Sir William Armstrong and his assistants; but cable warned him to stay here since a party has sailed to inspect the boats with a view to having them manufactured in England; government has appropriated $2 mil. for fixed mines, torpedoes, etc., but have not learned how it is to be distributed; Torpedo Co. authorized plans for large turtle-back boat to hold eight torpedos (duplicates of those made by Batch); will try to get part of the appropriation; will keep you informed.###Have the order for the 18 12x18, 200 H.P. central station engines; blueprints enclosed showing starting valve with copper steam pipe and special exhaust pipe.




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