[LB033367], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to James F Kelly, October 31st, 1889


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[LB033367], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to James F Kelly, October 31st, 1889

Editor's Notes

I am very much obliged for your letter of 30th instant, enclosing data in regard to batteries. You omitted to enclose the circular of the Company which is operating a small plant on Lafayette Place. ### On looking over the data which you have sent me, and in talking the matter over with our Mr. Kennelly, I have about concluded that of these open circuit batteries with our battery is entirely unnecessary. The manufacturers of the former do not claim that their cells are good for closed circuit work of any character. The only cells which [unclear] compete with ours to any extent, and are the gravity and various modifications of electropoin [?] cells, the records of which are well known to all users of power of this description. I think if we give in our catalogue a description of the work which our battery is capable of doing, and back it up by testimonials, which I can obtain, from the Pennsylvania Railway, the Gold & Stock people, and others, it will be all that is necessary; but before deciding finally, I should like to have an expression of opinion from yourself. Very truly yours, A.O. Tate





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