[D8902AAG], Letter from Bergmann & Co to Arthur Edwin Kennelly, May 6th, 1889


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[D8902AAG], Letter from Bergmann & Co to Arthur Edwin Kennelly, May 6th, 1889

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We are informed by Vail, that the japanning on the new No. 4 meter zincs is not necessary, and must not be done. # We have yours of April 18th, quoting us price 14 cents per pair on new No. 4 meter zincs of pure zinc alloyed with five per cent. of pure mercury, double japanned. Inasmuch as the japanning is not required this will, of course, reduce the price considerably. # As you are aware, we charge Central Stations at present ten cents per pair for these zincs, making a small profit on them. If we should buy them from you at the above price, it would compel us to raise our catalogue price on these zincs considerably, which would call forth unlimited protest from the Central Station. # Kindly go over the matter again, and furnish us with your price on the meter zincs without japanning. We trust that you will be able, in view of the above facts, to reduce your price considerable, and not compel us to raise our catalogue price. [marginalia: actual cost of the electrical is 9 cents whilst write them only about 4.5 cents. Zinc are 30% heavier. Hq is as expensive as zinc although only 5% [----]]





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