[D8337ZGG], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, 1883

Item

Abstract

"A hint for the machine works." Hennis says C machines for Milan didn't have bearings rubbed with tallow; rusted badly in salt air. [TAE marg: "wrote this to Soldan" gave copy to Eaton.] Also, A&S engines not completely assembled and had no marks to show position of pieces. [TAE marg: "wrote to Sims"] Armington engines: "I am very much disappointed about these people;" Armington won't come, many mistakes in drawings. "Have you a good man that you could send me if I want him; a Frenchman if possible who is fit to take the overseeing (a sort of leading workman) of the engine and C dynamo building." Want man who's helped make them there, not $3000 a year man but a good workman. "Wrinkle on dynamos. Under the commutator bars we have always put japanned paper insteaed of mica in the small sizes of dynamos. I find that in many cases this paper is carbonized & sometimes even [then] we have noticed nothing wrong with the machine particularly. I put mica in them now. Perhaps you do the same." [TAE marg: send to Soldan, copy to Eaton for defect report.]

Date

1883-00-00

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8337ZGG

Folder Set

D8337

Title

[D8337ZGG], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:991

Publisher

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