[D8831AAV], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"I express to your address drawings showing the arrangement of 20 armington & sims engine which at 150 lbs 1/2 cut[off] can be run at abt 500 H.P. 230 revs per min. I also send scheme of arrangement roughly outlined for 40 1000 amp. 140 volt dynamos This I venture to trouble you with because I am advised that the idea has your approval & I would like to have you see how entirely practicable it is provided Insull can give me dynamos not exceeding 10 ft in length. You see there will be no additional cost for buildings and the cost of additional machinery will fall below 50% increase with an increase of output & earning capacity of from 2 to 3 times. Kinldy let me have a line from you if you approve. I send also specification for building." [Enclosure: chart of engines for Edison General Station] [Marginalia: "Tate give me the plans and this letter when they arrive. E." "OK-I wrote him- E"]

Date

1888-04-30

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8831AAV

Folder Set

D8831

Title

[D8831AAV], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:158

Publisher

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