[D8238ZDR], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Samuel Insull, October 16th, 1882


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[D8238ZDR], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Samuel Insull, October 16th, 1882

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Thanks for your letter; good to know my assessments there are being met. "From your letter I should think the prospects good for both Lamp Co and Goerck St Works. Am glad I am in a little (indirectly) at Bergman and Co; of course it will make money! Anything of that kind the EHJ is in is bound to make money and I'll take my chance every time. We are getting along nicely now, only glass bothering us at facotry and those engines for C dynamos but I tell you I have had a good time on it!! I am getting some tests on my lamps for life now and shall be able to give you the results shortly. I think there is now every likelihood of a central station at Paris. We are working like the devil for it and before long we shall have the right for laying the wires in the steets for two kilometersd square in the heart of Paris. I have selected the place and ifugred out numberable plants from 10000 lights up to 40000 on it, and I don't hestitate to say that at this part I can get a 7 hours average burning for each night. I don't suppose you can do it anywhere else in the world than here." Expect to hear any minutes that engines are complete at Brunn and will go there. Ordered galvanometers & will send them. Armington has been here & says he wants royalty on engines. Cabled TAE and told Armington we wouldn't do anything before Bailey returns. When in Brunn, will stop to see Seubel at Munich and settle acct. Do you think Fabbri will take up option on European shares; what are terms of option? [nice newsy letter about Paris plans]





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