[D8238ZED], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, November 10th, 1882


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[D8238ZED], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, November 10th, 1882

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[ALS on notebo0k paper, from Brunn Austria] "I acknowledge your cableof 3rd as follows: 'Armington engines work together pefectly will send drawings base.' This eases my mind considerably. In the defect report for Oct 21st 1882 I notice that you are having trouble with your binding wires on armature. Every armature that you send me I always instruct my men to solder all binding wires all round before putting in and I never have any trouble with any of them. It think it is very imprtant to have Dean do this on all. I worked all night the first night I came here to do this although I had to take all armature out & put them back again, since being here I have carefully watched these Ks burning the man that has to mind them myself to set brushes and with three in circuit and 800 lamps on I have failed to see a spark at commutator yet [huh?]. I consider this machine as perfection for 250 lamps. I have made some now and got them working in Paris they are equally as good as American. Everything works splendid at the theatre here and on Sunday we are to have a grand rehearsal and open Monday. I have got Munich, Vienna, & Berlin theatre directors here and shall give estimates for lighting the principal opera houses in thos cities. As I have not something definite to base my calculations on better than before we shall be able to draw a fevenue from these. I note what you say on royalty to Siemens."




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