[LB008153], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Armington and Sims, April 7th, 1881


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[LB008153], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Armington and Sims, April 7th, 1881

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You may proceed to build the standard steam engine to develop one hundred and twenty five horse power with one hundred and twenty pounds Bailey presented cutting off at the most economical point with a capacity to give fifty percent more than this power cutting [offtake] in the stroke, the engine to make three hundred and fifty revolutions per minute Engine to be delivered at the Edison machine works 104 [Goerck] Street New York within seven weeks from today. The engine not to exceed in cost inclusive of everything two thousand dollars.##If this engine after full test at [Gocrok] Street in connection with a Dynamo is perfectly satisfactory to me I will give you an order for twenty four more like it if the price and time of delivery workmanship and [s--am] economy is satisfactory and will advance the sum of six thousand dollars as it may be [----] on the said order for twenty four engines.##In case I want any more of these engines I am to have the privilege of building as many of these engines as I desire provided orders are given to you for them sufficient to keep your works running to their full capacity whether such works are increased in the future or not, you to accept such orders subject to the above mentioned conditions as to price steam economy &c.





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