[ME014], Letter from John H Vail to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 3rd, 1888

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Mr. Johnson:--##When I was last at the Edison Laboratory I noticed that the new multipolar dynamo was quite well along experimentall, and from all information I could gather it seems to be a very promising machine.#Is there no way in which we can more rapidly urge forwardthe completion and testing of this machine?#It is of importance to our business, and if O.K. could be incorporated for new central station work.#I also have in mind the advisability of making a new departure in the line of steam engines of the compound type, connected directly on dynamo armatures.#In order to get the advantate of all the ideas of the different builders of high speed engines, I have thought it would be a good plan to send out a circular to the manufacturers asking them to submit for our consideration plans and specifications for compound engines of horizontal and vertical types, together with their arguments in favor of, or against their application in central station work.#Will you kindly advise me what you think of these matters, and indicate your views as to how I best proceed. J. H. Vail. <EHJ marginalia: Vail Wait till the matters now occupying the attention of Edison & the shops has taken definite shape-- Then we will urge E- to let us have it. I don’t like the idea of a circular to engine people. EHJ

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Date

1888-12-03

Decade

1880-1889

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ME014

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ME

Title

[ME014], Letter from John H Vail to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 3rd, 1888

Microfilm ID

148:32

Publisher

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