[D8805ACN], Letter from Armington and Sims, Gardiner C Sims to Alfred Ord Tate, April 27th, 1888

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Title

[D8805ACN], Letter from Armington and Sims, Gardiner C Sims to Alfred Ord Tate, April 27th, 1888

Editor's Notes

["It is my old friend George W. Baird [unclear] Asst Engineer U.S. Navy Dept. Washington D.C. that sent the report to Mr. Edison. ### Baird was detailed to superintend the building of the Albatross which was the first U.S. steamer or vessel that had the electric lights on board. The late Prof. Spencer F. Baird of the Smithsonian Institute and Fish Commission sent one as a copy of the report and intended to send one to Mr. Edison. As I was in Washington a few days more I thought that to [unclear] a copy sent.### Please say to Mr Edison that our first 200 H.P. Central Station Engine has shipped to Chicago. Cylinder is 18 1/2" diam by 18" stroke 200 per minute. We ran it 275 then reduced to 220 with 120 pounds of [unclear] and ran it several hours without a both to hold it down. It is a [unclear] and the remaining 17 engines for [unclear] Phila. And New York on naming competition." Sincerely yours, Gardiner C. Sims

Recipient

Date

1888-04-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8805-F

Microfilm ID

121:314

Document ID

D8805ACN

Publisher

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