[D8733AAX], Letter from John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1887

Item

Abstract

"Referring to estimate sent you for Orange. It calls for three units, viz: three boilers, three engines and three sets dynamos. Now in my opinion, two of these units would be sufficient to start with. ## We can't cover the whole town this winter. If you can spare the time to look over the map and note such outlying streets, or those with least valuable lighting, these could be crossed off. ## The three-wire system would require more than double the copper that our five-wire needs." Marginalia: "3 wire 190,000 lbs. ## 5 wire 75,000 lbs."

Author

Date

1887-10-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8733AAX

Folder Set

D8733

Title

[D8733AAX], Letter from John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:931

Publisher

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