[LB057510], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to John H Wood, June 13th, 1893


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[LB057510], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to John H Wood, June 13th, 1893





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


June 13, 1893.
John H. Wood, Esq.,
Nos. 18 & 20 Liberty St.,
New York.
Dear Sir:-
With reference to the enclosed letter of the Fidelity and Casualty Co. in regard to the steam boilers at Mr. Edison's Laboratory, I beg to say that the Babcock and Wilcox Company were informed of the result of the examination made by the F. & C. Co's Inspector, and they were requested to make the changes recommended. Mr. C. J. Wolfenden, Assistant Superintendent of the B. & W. Co. made a personal inspection of Boilers 1 & 2, and he pronounced the equalizing tubes condemned by the F. & C. Co's Inspector to be as good now as when they were first put in; he says that they are capable of standing a pressure very much higher than any they would ever be subjected to at the Laboratory. Mr. Wolfenden took away with him two of the tubes in question, in order to test them, and he expressed it as his opinion that they would be found capable of standing a pressure of about two thousand pounds. The tubes taken away have, of course, been replaced by new ones. I have not communicated with the Fidelity & Casualty Co. in the matter, deeming it best to leave that for your personal attention.
Yours truly,
[AO Tate?]
Private Secretary.
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