[D8962AAS], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Jesse H Lippincott, September 20th, 1889


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[D8962AAS], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Jesse H Lippincott, September 20th, 1889

Editor's Notes

"Answering your letter of to-do on the battery question, would say that we have been making these batteries in small quantities just as the Edison Phonograph Works called for them. If in future you can give us orders for larger quantities, so that we can depend on about forty per day or so, and assure us of prompt payment of our bills, we can make you better prices. We have decided that it is better to make the zinc run out at the same time as the copper plate, so that it will be about one-third the price and 200 hours instead of 600.### The price that we can give you now is as follows:### SKIP ### We can allow you a discount of 15% and 5% off these prices, and we well agree to deliver them to the Edison Phonograph Works, in Orange, free of charge, but not boxed for shipment. ### We can offer you four cents per lb. for all scrap zincs that are worn out, and for all used copper plates, ten cents per lb., both delivered at our Factory. ### The Edison Manufacturing Company has spent a great deal of money to perfect this battery, and has to pay a large royalty for the use of other patents. The royalty cannot, of course, be charged on those parts of the battery that will be constantly renewed; therefore it follows that we must ask you to give us a guarantee that you or your Companies will only use them for phonograph purposes, and that no extras will be bought except to replenish batteries in use."




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