[D8934AAE], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, March 8th, 1889

Item

Abstract

Philadelphia Pa., March 8th 1889####Dear Edison, Telegrams have given you in substance correct information concerning the views of Prof. Marks Station and little can be said in detail.##Constant running of four dynamos with constant current. [You?] Lamps in all from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m is the result.##Furnacesof boilers are run by natural drafts and boilers are satisfactory. Station is dry and all joints are tight, No water in cylinders.##You may have heard of an unkind report of boiler tubes being turned out. It was not so.##After using shaking grates fireman forgot to leave them in proper position. Thus their projecting fins burned off. Nothing more.##A few name bearings carried by dirt and expected from new machinery have given but little trouble and no anxiety.##I regret to say that Prof. Marks had a severe chill 2.30 this morning, but is now better. The severe mental strain of the past year must manifest itself.##[Success together with a brief rest will put him in condition to join you in another effort that shall eclipse all others. What shall it be?##Come over and bring Batchelor. Sincerely Yours, Gardiner C. Sims## <TAE marg: Tell Sims we are both in hot water here with phono t& otherthings cant come]>

Date

1889-03-08

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8934AAE

Folder Set

D8934

Title

[D8934AAE], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, March 8th, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:238

Publisher

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