[D8337ZFG], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, October 30th, 1883


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[D8337ZFG], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, October 30th, 1883

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[SELECTABLE] "In the meeting of the Industrielle today we had a stormy time. The subject was your low price of the lamp & the order you got from Germany. Porges was simply crazy, and he said some very insulting things to me as the representative of the American element there. He is going to write a letter to you or Eaton to have you stop sending lamps except at the same price as we do in France, which of course would stop all American, as there are extra expenses incurred on yours. This letter no doubt will be enriched in pretty nice terms, but if you accede to it you will never sell another lamp in Europe.## The next thing touched was the models you sent to Germany of dynamos. It seems after sending them two you wrote them a letter saying you intendedto change from 2 to one magnet thus changing their models, this was the cause of a perfect torrent of wrath which I took in awfully. [PS] I have asked them to put an engineer in the Isolated business in my place. If they don't arrange quick to make a long-talked of central station here I shall be home soon." TAE marg: "The sooner you return the better."






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