[LB049566], Letter from William S Logue to James W Gladstone, June 3rd, 1891


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[LB049566], Letter from William S Logue to James W Gladstone, June 3rd, 1891





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


June 3rd, 1891.
Mr. J.W. Gladstone.
Southern Hotel.
St Louis. Mo.
Dear Sir.
Your favor of the 1st, inst to hand. I regret that I cannot send you the diagram asked for, I do not think that I saw one. The typewheel on the Buffalo instruments take 5 cells, the motors the same, the life of battery in each case is about 100 days. The 70 cells put on the main line of the Gold & stock has 2 wires on it, replacing about 250 cells of Calland, this battery furnishes current for their two longest circuits, they also have a 30 cell battery that is used on the very short circuits. You will remember my writing you from Chicago, that the W.U. General Officers in Chicago, controlled all offices west of Buffalo and Pittsburg, and without their consent no office could adopt our battery. Mr. Summers the Electrician of the District declined to permit us to put up a battery free until we could show a letter from Mr. Brown. As I understand it, we are depending on the success of the battery at Buffalo, for this letter. On account of the failure of the 30 cells, Mr. Kitton wrote about, it is hardly advisable to ask [for?] such a letter just now. Mr. Kitton will I am sure give us the very best letter he can, don’t you think it will so wait on the endorsement.
Yours truly,
W.S. Logue
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