[LB028821], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to John Pender, March 26th, 1889


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[LB028821], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to John Pender, March 26th, 1889

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"I send you, under separate cover, a few of the plans of our new Philadelphia Central Station. I am absolutely assured this is the proper way a station should be erected wherever underground conductors can be employed. I know that at present in England you have not the necessary parliamentary powers, but as soon as you have them I shall be pleased to do anything in my power to assist you to make electric lighting the same success in England as in this country, and would have one of my engineers lay out the underground cable system for one of your stations. As an underground station is going to be a permanent investment, put in plenty of copper, and no matter what the cost of the conductors is as long as they will pay 15% on the outlay, you may be certain it will pay." Yours very truly [signed] TAE





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