[LB006551], Letter from Charles Lorenzo Clarke to Buckeye Engine Co, Joseph Warren Thompson, November 17th, 1880

Item

Abstract

Your favor is at hand. In reply I will state that the bolts which are represented in the drawing of the dynamo are for securing the machine to a sole-plate of cast iron upon which the bed-plate of the engine also rests. When you were here we talked that matter over and as you will recollect, the plan is to have a direct acting-engine and to have both engine and dynamo upon one cast-iron sole-plate which shall be qutie heavy and perfectly rigid, so that they will be self-contained and not be affected by foundations or floors settling and getting out of alignment. As to the design of the engine, that is left entirely to you, both in the designing and construction; subject of course to the terms of a contract, covering points relative to economy, performance, durability, duration of trial &c., which has yet to be drawn up by us when you are prepared to undertake the construction of the engine. The nature of the agreement would be such as not to cover any details, but that the capability of the engine to fulfill certain standard requirements may be assured. P.S. The shaft must be continuous.

Date

1880-11-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB006551

Folder Set

LB006

Title

[LB006551], Letter from Charles Lorenzo Clarke to Buckeye Engine Co, Joseph Warren Thompson, November 17th, 1880

Microfilm ID

80:408

Publisher

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

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