[D8340ZDX], Letter from Abraham S Kissell to Thomas Alva Edison, October 3rd, 1883


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[D8340ZDX], Letter from Abraham S Kissell to Thomas Alva Edison, October 3rd, 1883

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In case I send you $2,000 have $16,000 paid into treasury of Illuminating Co of this city within 10 days. Can you erect all the machinery within 30 days? Regarding setting up lamps in the central stations. Plese answer my letters; they have not beeen anwered in the past. Have Hastings anwer my letters as well. TAE marginailia: "Re plant inquire about the length of time it takes to start a plant." On back of letter more TAE marg: "The only way we can do this thing is make a regular canvas and make a tender= don’t want any electricians. One engineer and meter man is running Sunbury 500 10 cp ditto 1600 shamokin ditto 1600 brockton 2 men can run anything less thatn 1600 lights. the meter man can help Engines from 5 pm until 10 pm when load goes nearly off. Eight runs balance night meter work bookeeping collect bills =turns money into one of the directors Co who acts a treasurer =wiring is done by our expert who learns local plumber; Co must do not wiring otherwise Canvasser will plant the light against the bills = If you write eaton that prospects good for organizing co he will order a canvass and we will do it and make a tender. We will not permit local people to do anything. We have had enough of their ignorance and delay which only injure themselves to cause usless expense to them E"




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