[D8844AAF], Letter from Noll Bros to Thomas Alva Edison, April 7th, 1888


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[D8844AAF], Letter from Noll Bros to Thomas Alva Edison, April 7th, 1888

Editor's Notes

[Marginalia: "Tate- Suebel to report on this- its defective even if on 2 wire cit] "We take the liberty of writing in reference to the wiring in your residence various reports have been made which tend to throw the blame on us for things over which we have no control. ### When we started work on your house, (1 year ago) we understood that the plant was to be located in the stable and to be on the two wire system having no orders to the contrary we wired the house throughout on this basis - about the middle of december we were notified that the plant was placed in your new laboratory and was to be connected on the three wire system, and would be ready to start on the 23rd, we then connected temporary but to meet the requirement of the new system a great many changes had to be made which necessitated extra labor and material. The switches use in your house were furnished by Bergmann + Co. who knew for whose they were ordered now if these switches are defective, we are not at fault all materials before being placed on sale is passed upon by the standardizing committee we at first placed wooden cutouts as the porcelan cutouts were not made at the time. ### The cotton and painted wired is the material generally used on mains and feeders and also where mouldings are used. We, of course do not know what amount you have charged with for these changes, as the Edison Wiring Co. made them, our motive for writing this is to show that the changes were necessary to meet the conditions for the three wire system and to replace the old appliances by the latest improved ones." Respectfully, Noll Bros.





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