[D8802ABF], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, September 4th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"I have just returned from Schenectady where I have placed an order for our Entire [Bus?] system save the Ampere meters (52 in number) ### On these the Machine Works refuse to bid because of their unwillingness to enter upon a field in which Bergmann & Co are engaged. I do not ask them to calibrate there instruments or to do other than follow exactly the drawings furnished to them, and it does not appear to me that Bergmann & Co are as well fitted to produce this work promptly as is the Edison Mach. Works--Bergmann & Co bid $3500# and ask 8 to 10 weeks in which to complete the work. Will you kindly oblige us by having Mr. Insull send us a fair bid and prompt time unless you have strong reasons for refusing. I send you blue points of ampere meters." Yours truly, Wm. D. Marks TAE marg: "Write Marks that we have peculiar relations with each other in re shps and from long friendship and [association] a custom has arisen which we dare not break E"

Date

1888-09-04

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8802ABF

Folder Set

D8802

Title

[D8802ABF], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, September 4th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:85

Publisher

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