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Title Letter from Edgar A. Volkenson to Scott N. Thompson dated 5th September 1907
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Letterhead:
Amandus Kahl, Hamburg
Eisengiesserei und Maschinenfabrik
(fabrik in stade)
Hamburg, den 5th September 1907


Scott N. Thomson Esq
Fernandia, fla.

Dear Sir,
Your favour of August 9th has come duly to hand and contents noted with interest.
We dare say the method which you are going to adopt for advertising and seeling our machines seems to be very efficient and we are very convinced that if you get hold of the right people and if you understand your business there must be a splendid opening particularly for our "Atlas" No.O. We have been reading many articles by American sand-lime brick makes particularly the speeches before the meeting of A.S.L.B.M. which have been published in the journal "Brick". From these speeches it is evident that the American presses are not at all up to the requirements of sand-lime-brick making and we wish we could have a long talk with one of the leaders of A.S.L.B.M. in this country to show him what our press is like. There is a mr aJackson of Saginaw who appears to have got a Bernhardi-and a Komnick-press and who complains that he has had constant trouble with regard to uneven filling of the moulds and he also seems to have trouble with the technical working of the press. Furthermore the secretary Mr Duer complains that he had never seen a rotary table press where the filling of hte moulds were even. If this gentleman would see our "Atlas" Press No. O he would not make such a statement. We have succeeded in making bricks where the difference in weight between any two bricks was not more than abt 5 grams (abt 1/4 onz) which we think is exceedingly good. A Mr Young seems to be in favour of vertical presses but he states that they have many bad points. Would you not be in a position to make this gentleman try our "Atlas"-Press No.) with rotary table? He would make bricks such as he has never seen before.

Re shale-bricks you will hear futher in next.
Awaiting your agreeable news, we remain, Dear Sirs,

Very truly yours,
ppe Amandus Kahl
Edgar A. Volkenson
Catalog Number 2004.032.023
Collection Thompson Collection
Accession number 2004.032
Caption Letter from Amandus Kahl, Hamburg
Number of images 2
People Thompson, John M.
Dengy (Miss)
Search Terms Rail Road Office
Subjects Grocery stores
Classification Business & Commerce