[D8966ACZ], Letter from William S Logue to Alfred Ord Tate, October 27th, 1889

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Mr Taylor desires me to say to you, that the only thing that is detaining his recommendation that the Soda battery be used at all of the Phonoplex Stations is the fact that he ccannot say anything in reference to the price, I told him that the price would be made satisfactory, he says he cannot make the recommendation unless he can show a comparative cost & service of the Soda and Chrome Acid battery.####They will require about 150 cells to equip the offices between Pittsburgh and Philad.####This does not inlcude the five Phonoplexed Offices between harrisburg and Mifflin, this circuit is idle business not being brik enough to put it in service, it would take probably fifty cells more for its equipment,####The New York Division has four offices which would probably adopt the battery making it HJ cells more. If you can give me a price to give Mr Taylor please do so, or what shall I say to him."The price will be made satisfactory" wont go in this ccase.####I have not as yet beenable to see Mr Pettit in reference to the main battery. How many cells of soda battery will it take to make a good local for the Phonoplex transmitter. We need quite a strong local to more than likely that the PRR will use it for locals if the price and "life" will suit them####Yours truly####WS Logue####The trouble in Allegheny City was caused by bad work on transmitter, will have it put in good shape at the Cos shops at this place.####W.S.L.####[name mentions: William F Taylor, Pennsylvania Railroad, A.O. Tate, W.S. Logue]

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Date

1889-10-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

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D8966ACZ

Folder Set

D8966

Title

[D8966ACZ], Letter from William S Logue to Alfred Ord Tate, October 27th, 1889

Microfilm ID

128:318

Publisher

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