[D8933ACB], Letter from Henry Augustus Rowland to Edward Dean Adams, November 1st, 1889

Item

Abstract

[AC/DC] ]Enclosure to D8933ABZ] Dear Sir:--####Since writing my last letter I have received a letter from the Westinghouse Company about the lighting of Buffalo and Tonawanda. The latter can be accomplished by the use of a higher potential than the Westinghouse Company use. The Brush Company have both an arc and incandescent system of very high potential and the Company make a success of anything they undertake. So far as I have been able to calculate, the lighting of Tonawanda would pay a little better than to use a steam plant there but even that is uncertain.#####As to local distribution of power, my figures are now running from $35 to $45 for a radius of 2 miles. It seems more and more certain that electric transmission cannot compete with LARGE steam engines beyond five miles.

Recipient

Date

1889-11-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8933ACB

Folder Set

D8933

Title

[D8933ACB], Letter from Henry Augustus Rowland to Edward Dean Adams, November 1st, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:116

Publisher

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