[D8238ZAN], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, March 28th, 1882


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[D8238ZAN], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, March 28th, 1882

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Tammerford firm anxious for 1000 light dynamo; what price? Light in St. Petersbourg and Tammerford [Finland] still excellent. Pls send full drawing of 200 light machine. Cabled you yesterday: "Abdomen health good. he is life of business. contracts will be sent do ou want all patents taken in your name." No doubt that Bailey has been and continues to do all the work of the companies; loss of him would set everything back at least a year. He's not satisfied, feels his work not appreciated at home; am afraid he'll leave altogether which would be "disasterous." Having lots of problems at factory; workmen are lazy, slow, inept: "of 25 workmen hired in the morning sometimes they are alll gone before night." It appears from letters rcd that the European Co not quite satisfied with what's being done here but think are orders have been good, all things considered. Got letter from Upton saying he thinks all the French Cos are frauds and European Co stock will be worthless; "I think Mr Lowrey ought to have explained the thing better than that." Please give me your own private opinion of our arrangement in Europe.




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