[LB011248], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, February 10th, 1882


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[LB011248], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, February 10th, 1882

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I beg to confirm following cable correspondence between us##To you 9th February##Cable quickly authority dried##10th February##You must authorize me draw immediately. In ordering for your account I promise payment and am greatly inconvenienced by your not providing me with funds. Adequate (Bergmann & Co) been working some time on resistances: will ship in two weeks Cannot have nickel moulds made here unless you guarantee importation will not [violate] patents. Adequate (B&C) will make mercury cocks in lots amid (500) amber (85) cents"##I have today received from Puskas & Bailey authority to draw on Spayer Anos London to the amount of L4000. I shall avail myself of this as I require it to meet bills for your orders. Tomorrow I shall probably draw for half of it.##Bergmann & Co handed me your letter to them as to Resistances Boxes, Nickel moulds, & mercury Cocks.##As to the Resistance Boxes Bergmann had to make a model and then submit it to Upton for approval hence there has been some delay in making them. He received the order from me immediately upon the receipt of your cable advises in this matter.##I believe at the time you asked Bergmann & Co to make nickel moulds I cabled you that I feared impossible would [violate] the patents. Anyway I distinctly remember cabling you to this effect some time previous to your cabling for B & Co to make some. Will you, if you have not already done so, please inquire into this phase of the Patent question.##As to the mercury Cocks when you asked for Bergmann & Cos bis Insull saw B & Co on the subject & they promised to let us have a bid. We jogged their memory on the subject several times without result and then unfortunately it escaped our attention. If however you cable us to orde them from B & Co we will pay particular attention to the matter & see they are promptly shipped##As to my Arc Light I had a lamp made and it worked very well for first trial. I have however given the matter no further attention since as I have been so busy on other matters. I am however making 100 candle power incandescent Lamps of the same life of our standard lamps & for use on our 110 volt circuit I will send you some of these shortly





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