[LB028146], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison United Manufacturing Co, Charles J Klein, February 9th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"I am in receipt of your letter of 5th instant, in regard to Mr. Burke’s outside wirings. While Mr. Burke [---] have agreed to accept lead covered wire, he was at the same time most shamefully deceived by those who sold him the material. It has cost us over seven hundred dollars [----] pairs made on this installation, which is an offset against the bill owing you now by Mr. Burke. I need not mention the embarrassment which Mr. Edison and all of us have felt at being obliged to nurse with such constant care an Edison plant installed so near at home. We, of course, cannot consider the Edison Wiring Co. in this matter, as you shouldered the sins of that Company at the same time that you assumed their other obligations. I will have our electricians make an estimate of the cost of substituting Edison tubes for this underground wiring, and send it to you, and I think that in justice to yourselves you should make this change at your own expense, and redeem the reputation of the Edison system." Yours truly, A.O. Tate

Mentions

Date

1889-02-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB028146

Folder Set

LB028

Title

[LB028146], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison United Manufacturing Co, Charles J Klein, February 9th, 1889

Microfilm ID

138:847

Publisher

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