[D8226ZAD], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 23rd, 1882


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[D8226ZAD], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 23rd, 1882

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Encloses patent by Mrton and Wilber's opinion of it. Encloses letter from Betts wrt extension of Weston case. Plans to relocate meter business to 65 5th, but thinks better off remaining at Goerck. Lengthy crosswise response fr TAE at this point. Good deal of Clarke's time taken up with training foreigners. "It is the same old story of the Light Company bearing the brunt ot everything and giving them away to other companies for nothing." This also prompted a reply fr TAE: says Clarke shld be charged at rate of $50 a day for this sort of work. Armington: "It seems to me very poor judgement, in my view of the past,..for us to agree to take the A&S engine and no other." Perhaps if Armington agrees to fill our orders first. Wants to think abt moving Claudius to old lamp factory. Had list made up of all plants installed in US: 67 of them running 10K lamps. One of our stockholders, also NYTimes reporter, called yesterday to ask abt rumor that gas interests had acquired control of the Edison light co. through DM&Co. Stewart reports fr Chile that haven't yet got a place for central station b/c price too high. Wants to see correspondence btwn Brackett & Young and their retainer by our company. Faure batty: b/c frequent inquiries, ought to say something abt 2ndary batty in Bulletin. Gramme co. has committee looking after legislation in DC.




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