[SB012ABJ], Letter from Samuel Insull to George Edward Gouraud, November 4th, 1881

Item

Abstract

"Edison is working very hard indeed and has been for a long time past and he has now the pleasure of seeing all his various shops running with such charming regularity that it almost becomes monotonous. Our capacity for turning out those small dynamos is almost unlimited." 400 underway now and will start another order of same size; turned out 23 last week. Lamp factory has stokc of 80K lamps so it can keep up with pace of dynamo production. Main business is laying of street mains for central station, done entirely at night; lays 1000ft a night with a small crew. Put in central station boilers today. Edison laying new track for RR, abt 3mi long and on level gnd. Passenger locomotive "will be fitted up in splendid style and which will have a maximum capacity of one hundred miles an hour." poss select: lots of detail abt dynamo, lamp production and progress on RR and central station. dh 18nov02

Date

1881-11-04

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

SB012ABJ

Folder Set

SB012

Title

[SB012ABJ], Letter from Samuel Insull to George Edward Gouraud, November 4th, 1881

Microfilm ID

89:316

Publisher

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