[D8736ACC], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 30th, 1887



"You will remember my showing you the other morning a statement which showed that we had every class of dynamo, except #4, on stock. That was a statement of machines absolutely finished, packed and in the storeroom ready to be shipped at a moment's notice. In addition to the dynamos given in that statement, we have on the floor of our shop about eighty machines being assembled. You can see therefore that we are away ahead on dynamo work. If Sprague intends to give us some work, there could be no better time than the present, )so far as both he and ourselves are concerned) for us to start on it, as if we had the castings and forgings for motor work here in stock we could easily turn over half of the tools of our shop on to motor work without at all preventing us from taking care of our dynamo work. The present motors that we have under orders from Sprague we are starting to test to-day, and from this time they will be turned our with a rapidity that will give us a very good record, (so far as average output is concerned) when the date we receive the orders is taken into consideration & also the fact that every particle of material had to be ordered for the work"








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[D8736ACC], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 30th, 1887

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