[D8905ABL], Letter from John McAllister Schofield, U.S. War Dept. Board of Ordnance and Fortification to Sims-Edison Electric Torpedo Co, February 16th, 1889

Item

Abstract

Summary: The Board of Ordinance and Fortification has decided, after meeting on Dec. 16 1889, that it will not purchase more Sims torpedoes from the Sims Edison Electric Torpedo Company at this time. Automobile torpedoes will do for now, and there is an urgent need to develop far more essential elements, without which the torpedoes would be useless, and the cost associated is inexpedient at present. [Name mentions: John McAllister Schofield US War Dept. Board of Ordnance and Fortification Sims Edison Electric Torpedo Co US Army Office of Chief of Engineers Wm. C Endicott, Secretary of War C.G Morrison, Captain Ordnance Dept.

Date

1889-02-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8905ABL

Folder Set

D8905

Title

[D8905ABL], Letter from John McAllister Schofield, U.S. War Dept. Board of Ordnance and Fortification to Sims-Edison Electric Torpedo Co, February 16th, 1889

Microfilm ID

125:168

Publisher

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