[D8835ACK], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, April 20th, 1888


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[D8835ACK], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, April 20th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"your favor of April 19th is in no way an answer to my letter of the 6th. Inst. In my leter of the 6th. Inst., I drew attention to the fact that we had an apparatus for use in connection with the Magnetic Pendulum experiments, which we could have sent Mr. Edison, and under these circumstances the expense in getting up your apparatus was siply duplicating the expense that we had gone to. We do not question the necessity for the experiment. We question the necessity of duplicating an apparatus already in existence. We well understand that the arrangement with The Edison Machine Works is that they should pay for their own experimenting, but we did not understand at the time that arrangement was made some time subsequent to January 1st., that the arrangement was to be retroactive and to run way back into last year. The bills which you say you return to us did not come to hand."





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