[D8736ABG1], Letter from Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Co, Frank Julian Sprague to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 28th, 1887

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Enclosed with D8736ABG. I beg to acknowledge your favor of the 25th instant with inclosure from Insull. I shall be only too glad to give the machine works an order for the large machines that moment when we can get the drawings into such shape as to enable them to do the work cheaply, efficiently and satisfactorialy. It is simply impossible now to give such an order. We are working from lose sheets, only partially finished, becaue of the rush of work which is on our draughtsman. We are making changes in the machines; and it would be suicidal to send these half finished drawings of machine about which we are not yet certain to the Machine Works. They have orders new for eighty (80) machines varying from 1/2 to 3 horse power. I do not think they will deliver a single one of these machines in the next four weeks. I do not see how Mr. Insull can ask us to give orders for machines when they are not yet standardized and when he has got an order for this number of machines all of which will not be delivered within the next two months. ## I shall be only too glad to get rid of part of our work that moment when I can safely do so with any credit or satisfaction to either the machines, the Machine Works or ourselves." Marginalia by Edward Hibberd Johnson: Leave for editor.

Date

1887-03-28

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8736ABG1

Folder Set

D8736

Title

[D8736ABG1], Letter from Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Co, Frank Julian Sprague to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 28th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:1055

Publisher

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