[D8736ABG], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 7th, 1887


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[D8736ABG], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 7th, 1887

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"I return you herewith Sprague's letter, comment on which is unnecessary after my conversation with you the other day. As [-] further proof that Sprague is doing more than merely building experimental machines, I may mention that since the first of January we have received orders from him for commutators as follows:-- ## [list of number and type of commutators] ## in all 121; this would mean that he is building somewhere between 100 and 120 motors. You will also see that he has ordered 70 commutators of one kind, and inasmuch as Sprague is standardizing his machines, the assumption is that these 70 commutators are all to go on one class of motor. Do you think he would build 70 motors 'from loose sheets only partially finished'? ## I wish you would take this matter in hand right away, as it must inevitably cause considerable comment and feeling if the present state of affairs continues." Marginalia by Edward Hibberd Johnson: Sprague ## You must not play fast & loose with me in this way its not good business" Enclosure: D8736ABG1.




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