[D8226L], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 29th, 1882


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[D8226L], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 29th, 1882

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Hoskin is now established in his office; Eaton thinks he will do good work for us. Public Ledger wants more light; wants 250-lamp dynamo. Danforth Locomotive Wks say that they're breaking too many lamps; may remove plant. Navarro wants someone to go to Havana and install iso plants. Paterson & Newark investors have organized their own Edison Ill. Co. Borden's assistant Paine is now at Lewistown, ME trying to get orders. But the mills in area either own their own gasworks or their managers are investors in local gas company. Got a note fr Bailey, but not much in it; Eaton guess that was b/c Bailey too busy, but "Insull said I was mistaken about that, as your letters from Batchelor would show. Either Batchelor or Bailey is misleading us. Also letter fr Puskas & Bailey. Tax assessors will levy tax on $179K. Bit more on Stockely and relns w/ Brush Co. Eaton rcvd Jehl's pamphlet on meter, but not appropriate for Bulletin. EELC has $1K in bank; Ill. Co $1154; Iso $14K. Other letters from Puskas & Bailey wrt Denmark Co. and German contract; they also want 5% commission at once and expenses for Paris Expo, total is 200K francs. Gov. Howard wants TAE to endorse Armington & Sims engine. Now setting up 5th dynamo at Pearl St. "Clarke says that the 250 light dynamo is a great success and is the best dynamo we have every built."




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