[LB012242], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edison Electric Light Co, Calvin Goddard, May 5th, 1882


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[LB012242], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edison Electric Light Co, Calvin Goddard, May 5th, 1882

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Referring to your favor of 20th ultimo. I have talked to Mr Edison as to the Boiler and Stack at Goerck Street and he says that all he requires to run his shop is a forty horse power Boiler and that had it not been necessary for testing your Central Station Dynamos he would not have put in the present Boiler.##As to the stack he could have got all the steam he requires for shop purposes with the old chimney but in order to keep up the high pressure necessary for testing your Dynamos he was obliged to put in the present stack.##As your Engineers would doubtless advise you it is very uneconomical to use a hundred and fifty horse power Boiler to develop forty horse power which is all it is possible to get out of the shop engine at Goerck St.##Considering all the circumstances however Mr Edison is willing to bear half of the amount of the Bills returned you herewith provided the Edison Electric Light company will bear the other half the Light Coy to have the use of the Boiler whenever necessary to test their machines they to be charged with cost of labor and material used in making such tests.##I think this proposal of Mr Edisons a very fair one more especially when you consider how very expensive it is for him to take his steam from the present Boiler and that he is precluded from putting in one exactly suitable to his purpose owing to his being so very much cramped for room.##Hoping for a speady settlement of the account on this basis I remain




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