[D8938ABP], Letter from Henry Villard to Thomas Alva Edison, October 16th, 1889

Item

Abstract

[note: Code scribbled on top of page]####New York, October 16, 1889####Thomas A. Edison, Esq., Orange N.J####My Dear Sir:####The Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Co, are having considerable trouble with the armatures of their Street Car Motors. They make strong complaint of the workmanship on the armatures, and state that the trouble could be obviated if proper attention were given to the work by The Edison Machine Works.####I have requested our Chief Constructing Engineer, Mr. J.C. Henderson, to look into this matter so far as the workmanship is concerned, I understand, however, that the trouble may possibly arise from original faults in invention and design, and if I may so far intrude upon your valuable time I would esteem it a favor if you would give us in writing your opinion on this point.####As this is a matter of considerable moment to us, I am sure that you will appreciate the importance of asthorough an investigation as an early erply to my inquiry may permit of. Any expense that you may be put to in connection with this matter please charge to this Company.####This letter will be presented by our Chief Constructing Engineer, Mr. J.C. Henderson, whom I have instructed to do whatever you may direct in connection with the matter.####Yours very trily,####Henry Villard.####[name mentions: Henry Villard, Thos Edison, Edison Machine Works, Edison Machine Works, Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Co, J.C Henderson]

Date

1889-10-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8938ABP

Folder Set

D8938

Title

[D8938ABP], Letter from Henry Villard to Thomas Alva Edison, October 16th, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:459

Publisher

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