[D8835AEZ], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, December 19th, 1888

Item

Abstract

[insulated wire market] "I enclose you herewith a letter addressed to Mr. Edison, which should be replied to immediately. The reply should be sent here to Schenectady, addressed to Mr. Kruesi. Please take the letter to Mr. Edison and see that each point raised in the letter receives an immediate reply. If re-iteration will result in an immediate reply, I may again state that an immediate reply is absolutely essential. I really do not think that Mr. Edison is aware of the kind of stuff that those fellows who are experimenting on compound sent us. We have got to do something in order to get a good house wire. Unless we go ahead within the next month or so we shall lose next season's trade. There is upwards of 1,300,000 yards of this class of wire used a month, and we are practically getting nothing of the trade." Yours very truly, Sam Insull

Recipient

Date

1888-12-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8835AEZ

Folder Set

D8835

Title

[D8835AEZ], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, December 19th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:594

Publisher

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