[D8950AAH], Letter from Ira Mandeville Miller to Thomas Alva Edison, April 10th, 1889


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[D8950AAH], Letter from Ira Mandeville Miller to Thomas Alva Edison, April 10th, 1889

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Am in receipt of a letter from W. S. Mallory advising me that he still fails to get the satisfactory results that we must have from the Concentrating machine in Michigan in order to make our product saleable and profitable for us to handle. Mallory has carried out to the best of his ability all the pointers that you gave him when he was last at your Laboratory but absolutely fails to get a concentrate that will reach an average of 65% which he claims he must have before we can make any money. The question is whether it is the duty of the Parent Co. to send a man up to Humbolt, Michigan and put our machine in shape there so that it will produce the result that we must have from it and what the Parent Co. have guaranteed could be done. We feel that the Parent Co. is duty bound to protect us in making good for our out-lay. Walter is pretty badly stuck and wonders whether he should shut down the mill and discharge the men. Please advise promptly so that we can avoid losing any further time and money.




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