[D8937AAL], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, May 8th, 1889


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[D8937AAL], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, May 8th, 1889

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Philadelphia, May 8 1889####My dear Sir####I have halted on storage station work until I can go into it elaborately as to cost & shall then submit to you for criticism. My idea is not to go into it as an adjunct to station proper but by means of divided Bus Bar system to use it to builf up smaller districts & to economize on labor both in the Main Station and in the storage station on machinery & labor both. I am certain that so far all small cells & all [pasted?] ones are more bother than they are worth, but possibly both lead plates and large tanks we can do something.####I find much trouble in getting something that people will keep as an advertising card & I know they will keep your photo--Can I get the requested copy?--I know I am asking you to martyrize yourself but it is a good cause & 10000 photos will create the impression that you own this city. I note the sale of [31 testing hours?] Machines for killing murderers & have 500 copies of todays N.Y Times for our councils tomorrow--We are running very smoothly & paying expenses & more from the start.####Yours very truly, Wm D Marks, Supt Eng., to Mr Thos A Edison####[name mentions: Westinghouse Electric Co, Thos Edison, William D Marks]




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