[D8132ZAO], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, September 13th, 1881


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[D8132ZAO], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, September 13th, 1881

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Shipped ;you 6 meters recently. Do nothing but show them for a while. "fill them with blue vitreol and let them stand. Do not attempt to weight the plates as it is a very delicate job and will cause you considerable trouble. I have got a cigar lighter which will be set you shortly. Bergmann has been a few months making the revolving arc lamp and stilll not done. Sends isx meters. "The Dynamo with radial bars is not done yet." If Batch gets contract for lighting Grand Opera House will need dynamos; TAE recommends not using the big dynamo but to ship it to England as a spare for Johnson. "I shall be able to give you all the Steam Dynamos you want by the end of December." Regarding European organization: wants to have "a large Syndicate formed in Paris" that will cover the Continent, and wants it to "pay up one million of dollars" to set up a mfg co. for lamps, dynamos, and so on. Parent company to be capitalized at $20M. "As to the installation of these various works I shall have to depend on you entirely. You can have what men you want that we can spare.." "The life of the lamps are very much longer than I ever expected.." Around 1800-1900 hours in some cases, with avg around 700. Wants to know the legal results of French patent research.





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