[D8835ADE], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 19th, 1888


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[D8835ADE], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 19th, 1888

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"I return you herewith the letter addressed by the Director of Posts and Telegraphs of France, to the Western Union Telegraph Company, and also the letter of General Eckert's brother. ### We have never sent to the Administration of Posts and Telegraphs of the French Republic any samples whatever of either Cables or Tubes: but I would not inform Mr. Eckert of this fact if I were you. I think it might be of value to us to get a report from him on the Telephone Tubes which Mr. Kruesi put down in New York for the French Republic would buy some of them. The only difficulty in the way of our selling them would be that Mr. Kruesi would have to take a long vacation, so as to be present in France so as to be sure that the necessary joints were made. Mr. Edison will appreciate this fact if you draw his attention to it. ### We have never yet been able to get really an official report from the Metropolitan people. Of course we have never asked for one, thinking, that it was best to leave well done alone. It would, however, be an advantage to us to get such a report. It would not bring us any immediate business, but might be of service to us in the future." Yours very truly, Sam Insull [Marginalia: "Ans. June 20/88"]





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