[D8905ADP], Letter from Jacob Miller to Thomas Alva Edison, June 1st, 1889


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[D8905ADP], Letter from Jacob Miller to Thomas Alva Edison, June 1st, 1889

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"I was up to Cleveland the other day and saw a steam engine that being new might interest you somewhat.##It is something on the turbin water wheelplan and is used there for pumping water. The engine is about 6 in. diam and about 6 in long. They pump enough water with it to force a three inch column three feet high and [---- ---- --?] much more they could do.##The inventor thinks he has in the neighborhood of 15 horse power but has not measured it to tell exactly, he also thinks he can make it if any size and power wanted. He claims to have run this one up to about (35,000) think five thousand revolutions per minute, but that he gets the best results at some less speed.##This engine is owned by Chisholm and [Dow?] at Cleveland. O. Mr. Chisholm is very largely interested in the Cleveland Rolling Mill Co. and is I think its president.##Mr. Leggett--a patent attorney--is now engaged in drawing up the patent papers and so far he reports everything clear. The engine weighs some 60 lbs. and is made up of something like five parts hence the expense of building them would be small.##The steam enters the center of the engine and passes through tubes or wheels which attain the speed mentioned. You can see the engine at work in Cleveland and if you want I probably can get you more facts oncerning it. With kind regards from all to all. "





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