[LB020442E], Letter from Samuel Insull to John Kruesi, August 17th, 1885


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[LB020442E], Letter from Samuel Insull to John Kruesi, August 17th, 1885

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I have your postal card dated the Rigi (?) and write this hoping that it may catch you in London prior to your sailing. ## We have had no business except the order from Milan since you left. In fact, things look rather blue so far as business is concerned for the Tube Co. The Underground Commission in New York is creating quite a stir and inasmuch as we have the inside track, so far as this Commission is concerned, I think we stand some show of getting any work that they should happent to control. There are no underground electric light stations going in at presesent although there are a great number of overhead ones. I think that probably next year Johnson will have a good deal of underground work for us from this business. Speaking generally, business is in very good shape. In the month of July the Isolated Lighting Co. obtained orders for isolated plants aggregating no less than 7,000 lights and this about the rate at which they are doing business right along. Mr. Edison has been away all summer, in fact I do not think he has been in New York but about two days since you left here. I go over to the Tube Co. every now and then and find things there are running along all right. The whole of the Milan order was shipped early this month.





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