[LB007804], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, July 31st, 1882


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[LB007804], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, July 31st, 1882

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Your letter of 27th came to hand this a.m.##Pumps. I think you will find the [blacking] of the platina wire on one pole in all the lamps made by us for some time. It would be as well for you to find out what the duties on the glass bulbs we are now sending you is. The Corning people make the best glass in the world it is perfectly reliable & we never have any trouble. It is possible we may be able to ship you bulbs at a price which will compete with French glass blowers.##Engines for big Dynamos. we are going to use the Armington & Sims Engine 175 horse power going up to 200 hp. The price will be about $1850 or $1875 we are expecting our sample engine from A & S. in a week, or so & I will let you know about the [test]. On the machines (4) we are now getting ready for shipment to Europe for your people we are obliged to use Porter Engines because we could not get A & S Engines in time.##Screwing Bolts. At [Locust] Street we have the large Buffalo Bolt machine. [One] $800 [boy] [cab] all the bolts used in the shop.##I like to have your views on things & take advantage of them by sending them round to the people who can take advantage of them





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