Chicago, November 29, 1900
I have your letter of 26th, and enclose two pages of my article (which please return with corrections) covering all that I have said about my own experiments, and what I have just added about yours. You can be alluded to by name, or as manufacturers, as preferred. The detailed accounts to be published by yourselves.
I make out that you have diminished the head resistance by 2/3 instead of by 1/3 as I indicated in the German article of April 1899 (page 41) which I sent you. I figure out the equivalent area to be:
|For man||1||sq. ft. instead of||5||sq. ft. in my double-decker|
|For framing||2.25||sq. ft. instead of||4.02||sq. ft. in my double-decker|
|Making||3.25||sq. ft. total||9.02||sq. ft. in my double-decker|
|___2||lbs. per sq. ft.||___2||lbs. per sq. ft.|
This is a magnificent showing, provided that you do not plow the ground with your noses.
Wilbur's response, December 1, 1900