[D8966ADI], Letter from William S Logue to Alfred Ord Tate, November 3rd, 1889

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Balto Md Nov 3 1889####Mr A.O Tate####Orange N.J####Dear Sir####As stated in my communication of the 1st inst. I called on Mr Supt Tucker and Division Operator Fondersmith of the Phila Division of the P.R.R in reference to the trial of the Soda battery.####Mr Fondersmith stays if the battery wires carry all the wires that can be put on it, it is what they have been cooking for a years.####They have at Broad St Station 414 cells terminal battery, and at 32d and Market St 270 cells of terminal and 400 cells that they as inter---- battery on several wires, The Railroad people want the battery we moved from Broad St Station and battery all terminal wires ---- 32d and Marks to [sts?] There are 15 wires sending at Broad St and so at 32d & Market making 29 in all. The largest battery at broad st Station is 126 cells and at 32d Market 110 cells.####Mr Fondersmith wishes to know if one soda battery will carry the 29 wires and what size the battery will be,####A Dynamo will not carry successfully move than 35 to 40 wires (this information come from N York [WU offers?]), I told Mr Fondersmith that I was not quite sure that the Soda battery would carry the 29 wires, but was pretty ccertain that two batteries would do the works, and that the matter would be referred to Mr Edison, and advise him (Mr -) as to what we would put up for trial.####Yours truly####WS Logue####[name mentions: H Fondersmith, Pennsylvania Railroad, A.O. Tate, William S Logue, Superintendant Tucker]

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Date

1889-11-03

Decade

1880-1889

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D8966ADI

Folder Set

D8966

Title

[D8966ADI], Letter from William S Logue to Alfred Ord Tate, November 3rd, 1889

Microfilm ID

128:331

Publisher

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