[D8238P], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, January 31st, 1882


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[D8238P], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, January 31st, 1882

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Confirm my cables of 25th: "No drawings of cutting moulds yet. Send quick both moulds if you can spare from lamp company to Hamburg. I can get them in as model." When to expect? Also cable of 25th: "All lights out except few Soleil and Maxim who continue with machine in cellar final estimates under consideration send five plants and five thousand dollars worth of lamps wire sockets and sundries except chandeliers to PuskaBaily Antwerp also ton assorted house wire Hamburg." Managers of Grand Opera interested in Maxim lamp, allowed him to move some machines to cellar but few lights seem to operate and no one knows anthing about them. Think their lights are among the footlights. Public test planned of all the different systems here; have been asked to participate, to find substitute for gas in new town hall. Learned today of shipment waiting at Hamburg but had no advices from you about it; please write to me or Puskas or Bailey when anything ships. Now have factory at Ivry, with two 40HP engines and boilers, now hard at work on it.




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