[LB016055], Letter from Samuel Insull to Pardon Armington, March 29th, 1883


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[LB016055], Letter from Samuel Insull to Pardon Armington, March 29th, 1883

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I send you by same mail under Separate cover Evening Telegram of 27th March from which you will learn the details of that damned old rattle trap of an Engine (no 2) at our Central Station. I cabled about it to Johnson the day before yesterday with instructions to let Batchelor know & I presume you will have heard of it from one or the other or possibly from Sims direct.##I billed the 14 1/2 x 18 engines to the London Co at $1800 and billed them to the milan Co at the same price I billed the 8 1/2 x 10 to the London Co at $775 and to the Paris Co at $750. so please be governed accordingly in talking to these people.##Just now we are not using many engines. It is the dull time of the year for the Isolated Coy but prospects for this summer look bang up. The Village plant business will require a great many 14 1/2 x [13] engines (to turn at 202, & also 8 1/2 x 10 engines then there will be the Boston Central Station for which a Coy was formed today.##Did Sims tell you how handsomely I settled up all accounts with him? I paid up every cent##Gen Howard & Rice were in to see us today. The former asked Edison if he had changed his mind about Storarge Battery. Edison said he would like to but could not. I fancy [Gov Rice] is interested in Storage Battery.##Go & see my [Mater] & see if they want to send anything back to me by you.##My brother got those Engravings of Watts & Stephenson for you & Sims took them to Providence with him the other day





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