[LB007331], Letter from Samuel Insull to George Edward Gouraud, January 30th, 1882


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[LB007331], Letter from Samuel Insull to George Edward Gouraud, January 30th, 1882

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I want to get full [report] about [the] elevators that are in use in Stewarts Building 22 Queen Victoria Street. Is there a patent on it in England & if so is it patented in the United States. If patented in England could you send a copy of the English Patent? Also can you let me have Stewarts opinion as to the working of the elevator.##My object in asking for this information is that I thought this style of Elevator would be adapted for use in connection with Mr Edisons Electric Rail Road System & on my describing the way it runs to Mr Edison he thought it would suit especially on Elevated Roads run by electricity##I suppose you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Johnsons second [Dynamo] & we are just as anxious to get rid of it. It has been standing in our shop at [Gacrck] Street for some weeks already for shipment except the High Speed [Voutels] Allen Engine Mr Edison was not satisfied with it and ordered a new one. This was promised a fortnight ago 7 has again been promised for tomorrow certain. The machine [tests] splendidly & will carry with perfect ease 1000 lights of 16 candles considerably more than the engine attached to it will supply [Much] for which is very gratifying as it will enable us to be [Meanable?] [make] of its reliability.##The Central station work here is progressing as well as can be expected. But the weather [this month] has been so changeable that we have been delayed considerably in laying the mains. As soon as the weather becomes better the work will be very speedily concluded & then it will but a short time before we are able to start up.##Is there any prospects of old [business] matters been settled up Mr Edison wants pretty badly run [expectations] [ ] [ ] a week which you may imagine comes very heavy on Mr Edison




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