[LM003032], Letter from Samuel Insull to Charles Batchelor, January 20th, 1882

Item

Abstract

"Personal" Accounting stuff; stock assessments. Update on Central Station: structure, boilers, etc in place & ready for dynamos. Now going ahead with those. Going to send EHJ a splendid dynamo "but the engine Porter put on it disgusted Edison. The workmanship was terrible. It knocked terribly [and] was greatly out of alignment" and terribly inefficient. Porter rebuilding before sending to London. TAE tried expt to find max number of lamps on dynamo; it ran 1650 with no trouble @ 117 volts. TAE has improved commutator. Dean has good arrangement for winding paper insulation. TAE "just absolutely satisfied with the dynamo." Isolated business very promising. Gives current values of various stocks (parent co "way down.").

Recipient

Date

1882-01-20

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LM003032

Folder Set

LM003

Title

[LM003032], Letter from Samuel Insull to Charles Batchelor, January 20th, 1882

Microfilm ID

84:32

Publisher

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