[D8238ZBJ], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, May 29th, 1882


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[D8238ZBJ], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, May 29th, 1882

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Confirm my cables. 12 May: "Where are socket orders." 18 May: "Have lamp screws and caps where are socket screws." 19 May: "Porges strongly objects Bailey and I will vote it through meeting before next Saturday." And your cables. 18 May: "Shipment 5000 caps 5000 screws advised letter April 18. Price No 2 conductor $2.25 per foot two and half $1.85, three 80 [cents]. Kruesi mailed full details. Require immediately $5000 account big dynamos 47500 Junefirst and fifteenth July first and fifteenth balance in early August. Get Soc. Elec Edison authorize Wallerstein make these payents will get along with less if possible. See letter April 26." May 19: "Screws from Bergmann shipped America 26 April." 23 May: "Tube Works Frenchman asks $125 per month make offer years engagement." May 29: "Mailed accounts balance against Societe Ind et Commlc Edison $2500." Money sent and orders given: don't be surprised if our payments are slow because all orders and money advanced are strongly opposed by Porges. Have arranged for you to draw 70,000 francs and will keep you that much ahead. 250 lamp dynamos: Have sent you order for 10, you to deliver in 3 weeks. "I do wish you would keep me posted on such small matter as no of revolutions, size of pulleys of anything new like this for it is very embarrassing to have to acknowledge that he really knows nothing about it especially when you have said that you had some almost ready to deliver." Patents: Will answer yours about pats more fully but tell me (since Eaton won't) how Co stands in regard to electric rwy. You say you'll pay personally for pats; have Dyer send them & I'll pay for you. Set 12 only taken out in France; what about other countries? Could be big in some countries; have man who wants to build private line in Russia.




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