[LB008276], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Drexel Morgan & Co, May 27th, 1881


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[LB008276], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Drexel Morgan & Co, May 27th, 1881

Editor's Notes

Referring to the converssation you had with Mr Insull this morning I beg to state that since the order for the Electric Light Plant for England (to cost $8000) was given me I have increased the size of my Engines and Dynamos in that instead of giving from 700 to 800 Lights as given by the old and at Menlo Park will probably give about 1200 Lights and hence the cost of same has been materially increased In addition to this as I [understand] that the necessity for the machne being sent immediately is urgent I am sparing no expense to produce it by the required time: have men now working night and day and am obliged to pay double wages for night work. I have also ordered a much better class of chandelier in order to make it in every respect a first class exhibition - much better than was allowed for in my estimate to you. Under [these] circumstances I do not think the outfit will cost less than $3000. However whatever may be [--] shall be no problem whatever to me. I have been building this plant with my own money and would not on any account have called on you for an advance were it not that I am entirely out of funds. I do not think that I shall need to call on you for the balance until everything in completed as I have made arrangements to borrow money which will probably carry [several final words illeg].





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