[D8949ABA], Letter from Walbaum (W.H.) & Co to West Orange Laboratory, May 10th, 1889


View document with UniversalViewer   → View document on Archive.org  → Re-use this digital object via a IIIF manifest


[D8949ABA], Letter from Walbaum (W.H.) & Co to West Orange Laboratory, May 10th, 1889

Editor's Notes

We have recently received an inquiry from South Carolina in regard to the east of a plant compete for concentrating. We quote from their letter as follows- "A large percentage of our ores are lean and will consequently not bear shipment. They are foung in Talcese state and are both hard and soft. What will be the entire cast of plant to concentrate 50 tons daily also increased cost to concentrate 100 to 200 tons daily and what do you estimate the working cost of operation assuming ore delivered at separator. Include cost of motive power in estimate and give H.P. of engine required to operate 50, 100 and 200 ten plants." Kindly give us this information and we will send it forward promptly to our correspondents. We think we might b able to sell quite a number of plants and would be pleased to hear form you in regard to some arrangement whereby we either might represent you in a certain district or receive a commission on any sales negotiated through us. We have called upon Mr. Birkinbine several times recently but have no answer. [hand written note on back of page] We don't sell the machinery as we have gone into the business of concentrating ourselves - we have two mills in operations and several other in corse of Erection, we only undertake to errect a mill and concentrate for a fixed sum per ton providing the supply of ore, available market and condtiion for permancy is obtained to give a approximate costs we should have all the data such as local mine qualitity ore averaged also disclaine to furnace fright etc. Of course we pay a liberal commission to to pail who help us consumate only lucrative contrates






Folder/Volume ID


Microfilm ID


Document ID



Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Download CSV | JSON