[D8835AAH], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, January 7th, 1888


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[D8835AAH], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, January 7th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"We have your favor of 6th inst. On the subject of 1 1/2 M.P. Condensers. You seem to have entirely overlooked the fact that I stated in my last letter that the business of making Condensers has been a very unprofitable one. It is necessary for us to keep a room separate and distinct for this work, and of course we have ot train a man to do the work. We only sold a half to a dozen of the Condensers during the whole of 1887. The room in which we made them has been torn out and is used for other purposes. We shall have to spend several hundred dollars in order to fix up and start again. Under these circumstances you can well understand that we do not care very much for a business which is decidedly unprofitable, because it is all out-go and no income. I will discuss the matter when I see you." Very truly yours, Samuel Insull [Marginalia: "O.K." "Ans Jan 12/88"]





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