[D8802AAY], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Bergmann & Co, Alfred Ord Tate, May 29th, 1888


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[D8802AAY], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Bergmann & Co, Alfred Ord Tate, May 29th, 1888

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[body of text typed] "In reference to your letter of the 24th inst., returning bills for material and labor in connection with experiments on Indicator and Voltmeter, I would say that I was getting these up not for the Lamp Company, but for Bergmann & Co. The instrument is perfection itself, and its cost is about one-half that of the Howell Indicator, in addition to which it standardizes itself, depending upon gravity. I had no idea that you could object to my doing this, but if you do not wish the experiments continued in your interest, I am sure the Lamp Company will be very glad to avail themselves of it." Yours very truly, [unsigned] [extensive TAE ALS marginalia: "Tate Save this letter don't send there is very little use doing anything for Bergmann in the last 8 yrs I hae spent thousands of dollars of my own money to devise things which others got the benefit of without paying. When I desire to get simple experimental money back there it is now hereafter I shall act the big hog myself and eat all of my own swill--Notify Bergmann that we will discontineue the weekly receipt of funds from him + will make an accounting." Edison]





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