[D8831ACM], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, December 22nd, 1888

Item

Abstract

"You have never been able to look at the masonry and brick work of our station so I send you a chip from a chase which we have had to cut in the walls--This was simply sledge out and you can see from the marks of the chisel that no pains were taken to produce other than the natural fracture pouring the mortaor to be stronger than the brick itself. ### It is the result of laying soaked brick in any mortar and as you will see quite equals any of the old Roman mortars, the secret of whose strength we often hear has been lost. I was very determined as to what was to be done and now the Phila brick layers all point with pride to what "We have done in the way of massive and strong brick work" although they were going on a strike because I insisted on the specification being exactly caried out and grumbled and cussed all the time."

Date

1888-12-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8831ACM

Folder Set

D8831

Title

[D8831ACM], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, December 22nd, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:239

Publisher

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