[D8238ZAX], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Samuel Insull, April 25th, 1882


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[D8238ZAX], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Samuel Insull, April 25th, 1882

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thanks for yours of 10(?)th, full of information. "One letter if once a while will be very acceptable." Have much work here, and it would help if our work there were pushed a little. Mercury: STILL no mercury corks. Lamp Co: shame the lamp factory still wants more money. It must be very badly managed or it would be self-supporting. European factories: we'll have about $300,000 for factories in Italy, more for Germany. Ask TAE if he wants me to press for factories in every country, or do what I can for US factory. Think establishing factories in every country is only way to bring lamps down to proper price by saving on freight rates. An Edison lamp costing 50 cents in NY will cost 75 cents when received here. Price of lamps: Don't see why they should cost 35 cents; confidentially, I'll make them here for a quarter apiece "although I have a great deal more difficulty to contend with than they have in America."





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