[D8238ZDQ], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, October 9th, 1882

Item

Abstract

Confirm my cable of 7th: "Armington here shall I give royalty make engines." Also yours of today: "Give royalty eight percent his selling price here. don't agree exclusive use." Armington says he agreed with you on 10% in US but I think we can agree on 8%. Of course we won't agree to use only his engines. Am in the dark regarding engines; all my drawings are for Porter so send me new ones ASAP is you decide on A&S. Exepct Siemens will sue in Germany over dynamo; think he's already taking steps. Think we'll sue him over his infringement of our lamps. "In view of the fact that the English company (as I hear) pays a small royalty to Siemens, do you not think that it would be advisable to settle the dynam matter similarly, and go for him on the lamp?" Send me early work on dynamos, also testimony taken in Rwy case, so as to be prepared if called upon at any time. Also do the same thing for lamps, as we'll have to fight Swan, Maxim, and Siemens, maybe in more than one country. [nice newsy letter]

Date

1882-10-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8238ZDQ

Folder Set

D8238

Title

[D8238ZDQ], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, October 9th, 1882

Microfilm ID

62:532

Publisher

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