[D8937AAM], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, May 13th, 1889

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[D8937AAM], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, May 13th, 1889

Editor's Notes

The President and the Board of Directors of the Edison Electric Light Co., of Phila.####Gentlemen:--####Under date May 10th, 1889, I have from Mr. Henry illard of New York the following message concerning the Edison general Electric company, for which I have been requested to become Engineer-in-Chier, and Technical Director.####"I shall ask the Board in the ourse of the coming week to pass the necessary Resolutions that you may be appointed as Technical Director."####"Will you please indicate in reply the earliest moment at which you will be able to assume your functions and oblige,"####(SIGNED) "Yours truly, H.Villard."####The present status of the Station is as follows:--####The Equalizers are all here and will be in running shape in the next fortnight. The Indicators (returned to Edison Lamp Works for necessary changes a month ago) are promised this week and will require but a few days to put in operation.####The feeder system is all running, save 3 which are now being overhauled in the Streets under Guarantee of the Edison Machine Works.####The Boilers are having some changes made in them to ensure a steady water level; the Steam Piping is finished and in good order.####The Engines and Dynamos are running very well, requiring only small matters to perfect them.####The organization of the working force is progressing nicely and we will soon have an excellent staff.####The income from Meter Customers to May 1st, $1,603.53####May 11th, 1,135.84####/$2,739.37####The cost of running the Station for one month covering all its expenses is about $3600. from which you will see that we will pay expenses during the Summer. We have over 100 light and motor meters now in use, and are adding every day to them. Offering commissions has proved very successful and has the advantage of inclining all Wireman and Motor men to our system besides actiely interesting empoyees and others.####Should you so desire I shall be pleased to make such arrangement as will enable me to remian as consulting Engineer to this Co., returning one or twice a week and overhauling the works in person and directing such further additions as will soon be required by our increasing business.####I have not as yet made definite reply to Mr. Villard desiring first to consult you, although if he does not desire to withdraw I shall be obliged to go to New York. Whatever may occur, allow me to express my regret at the thought of severing my connection with this Company, een in part, my keen appreciation of your thoughtful courtesy, and to say that in serving you, all my labor has been a pleasure, I am,####Very Respectfully and truly yours,####Wm D. Marks####Supervising Eng'r & Gen. Mgr.####[name mentions: Henry villard, Edison General Electric Co, Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, William Dennis Marks]

Date

1889-05-13

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8937-F

Microfilm ID

126:369

Document ID

D8937AAM

Publisher

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