[D8367ZAR], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, December 21st, 1883

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Title

[D8367ZAR], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, December 21st, 1883

Editor's Notes

Insull is quoting form TAE cable " Better see German Co. expalin our methods things here satisfactory" Is Rotterdam machine shipped. Tell penny cable sales Batchelor Isolated I got your reply as follows Rottendam shipped Schiedman seventeenth. Insull is now going to Paris to see Batchelor as he received a telegram from him requesting that he goes there at once. There Insull will consult with Batchelor about going to Berlin. He saw Lord Anson, Mr. White amd May Flood Page- now the Secretary of the of the United Co. White resigned I pressume by request. He gathers that there little business in England except shipping, of which they get a great deal. Holburn Viaduct central is being run at a loss of 10 ponds per day. There are very few Isolated plants that are running well there. He will talk more about that when he sees more. Electric Lighting is dead in this country and the amalgamation of the Swan and the Edison Companies are as the union of dying ducks, who by this means get a new lease on life. Unable to read to because of writing on back[--------] TAE marginalia " only go through Swan books ascertain cost, don't go through factory".

Date

1883-12-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8367ZAR

Folder Set

D8367-F

Microfilm ID

70:769

Publisher

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