[LB014439], Letter from Samuel Insull to Western Edison Light Co, George Harrison Bliss, November 17th, 1882

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Abstract

I duly received your favor of 10th inst which I would have answered before but for the fact that I have not been well enough lately to attend to much business.##Mr Goddard I understand quoted you the prices of "C" Dynamos with and without engines, and I promised him that I would write you as to the advisability of your only buying these machines with engines attached.##The cost of the rigging necessary for these Dynamos in order to run them with a slow moving engine would be almost as much as the high speed engine itself. In addition to these the loss of power when running the Dynamo with belting at its full capacity, would probably be as high as 40 horse power so you will see that if you propose ordering any "C" Dynamos it would be far better to use our high speed engines as well.##Furthermore if you belt these Dynamos to a Corliss Engine the light will in all probability be subject to frequent "dips" unless there is a very considerable margin of power in the Engines.

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Date

1882-11-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB014439

Folder Set

LB014

Title

[LB014439], Letter from Samuel Insull to Western Edison Light Co, George Harrison Bliss, November 17th, 1882

Microfilm ID

81:1013

Publisher

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

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