[D8937AAY], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, 1889

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[D8937AAY], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Edison Electric Light Co of Philadelphia, 1889

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Prof. Wm. D. Marks, My Dear Sir:--####You are now down to 20th. & Spruce sts. With your tubes. I reside 2033 DeLancey Place, and would like very much to have my house lighted.####There is a small street between DeLancey Place and Spruce St. and and if you could run your tubes there, I am confident that you could get at least twenty houses on the north side of DeLancey Place and on the south side of Spruce St.####I think that the small street mentioned is a private street and have sent to find out. Do your best to get me this service and oblige.####Yours truly, Signed R.H.C. Hill####To the President and Board of Directors, of the Edison Electric Light Co.####Gentlemen:--Mr. Hill's request to us shown above is a fair exemplar of requests we are receiing both verbal and written.####You are aware that in addition to the Arch St. District we have laid or are laying tubes on 19th. St. on 20th. St. on Chestnut St. from 1914 to 22nd. On Sansom St. from 19th. To the Aldine Hotel on 11th. From Walnut to Spruce, on Juniper St. from Filbert to Arch, on Arch from Broad to 15th. St. on 15th from Arch to Market St.on Filbert from 9 th. To 13th.St.####In addition to this we are keeping 5 gangs of service men at work. All this means a large additional expense added to that authorized by the Board in drecting the Arch St. district to be laid, I therefore before taking any action would be glad to have you indicate your wishes as to granting Mr. Hill's request.####We have at present 35615 lamps ordered of which 14095 are tonight connected, we have 303 H.P motors ordered of which 150 H.P is connected. We have also the application of Mr. McLaughlin for 300 H.P in motors for the new Times Bldg. on Sanson St.So. Side above 8th. Mr. McLaughlin seems very favorably disposed to my proposition to furnish the entire power for running the building.####The bills of the week amount to about $1600. as against $800. running expenses.####The ocntinued laying of street conductors will require a large outlay of invested capital and will result in profitable business, but I hesitate to accede to Mr. Hill's request prefering that you should decide whether or no the work of laying conductors should be continued, I am####Very respt. & truly yours, W. D. Marks, Sup. Eng. & Gen'. Mgr.####[Next two pages: chart of the Streets of Philadelphia Within a radius of one mile of the central station of the Edison Electric Light Co. of Phila.]####[Last page: torn chart-diagram of a Philadelphia station.####[name mentions: W.D. Marks, Edison Electric Light Co. of Philadelphia, R.H.C Hill, Mr. McLaughlin, Aldine Hotel]

Date

1889-00-00

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8937-F

Microfilm ID

126:396

Document ID

D8937AAY

Publisher

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