[D8835ACT], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, May 2nd, 1888


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[D8835ACT], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, May 2nd, 1888

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"The reason I wired you to-day with reference to the insulation for a house wire, is that I have heard nothing from you with relation to the matter since my last trip to Orange, bout two weeks ago. You then promised to have a few pounds of insulation made up and sent to us. ### The important thing is to put it on a wire and fix the wire up in a marketable condition. You must remember that your tests can hardly be made under these circumstances as you would need quite some machinery to cover the wire. ### It is very important that we should go into this house wire trade right away. We have spent so much money on experimental work on insulation that we ought to be getting some results out of it. Unless we bring a wire out within the next week or so we shall lose the whole of this seasons trade, and might just as well wait until this time next year, as the greater part of this kind of business is done during the Spring and Summer months." Yours very truly, Saml Insull [Marginalia: "What we want is the Insulation you promised to send to us" "O.K. E"]




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