[LB016309], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Spencer Borden, May 13th, 1883


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[LB016309], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Spencer Borden, May 13th, 1883

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Mr. Garrison was here Friday night with reference to the closing of the Brockton contract, and in talking over with him various matters in connection with the cost of running our plant there, he mentioned that Mr. Stickney had told him that it would cost $100 to connect each subscriber with our mains,. This is so absurd a statement that I would suggest that you should give your young men instructions not to offer any opinion or give any information on a business that they know nothing about. I am the more surprised that Stickney should make such a statement, as it should only require but a few moments reflection for him to discover that a big mistake he was making in so "INSTRUCTING" Mr. Garrison on this point.##You telegraphed me with reference to the speed and size of pulley on the new 350 light machine. So many changes have been made within the last few months that I do not know exactly which machine you refer to. We have [ade] two different machines which the Isolated Company will sell as 350 light machines the last one being able to carry between 400 and 450 lights. Do you refer to this machine or the one which only carries 350 lights and has very little margin and of which we have built twelve?





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