[LB011252], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, February 10th, 1882


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[LB011252], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, February 10th, 1882

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I beg to confirm following cable correspondence between us:##From you [6]5h Feby##Boiler pressure whatever you require##To you 7th Feby##Armington promises five engines forty days thousand dollars each requiring hundred pounds boiler pressure. Can deliver in London ten two hundred full light machines thousand eighty dollars cash in seventy five days from date order you paying shipping expenses##To you 8th Feby##[Paure] low resistance lamps shipped express yesterday. Also lamps ninety five to eight volts##To you 0th Feby 4 a.m.##Engine and dynamo work perfectly now being packed. will cable details shipment later##To you 10th Feb##First Device London steamer leaves ten days. Are you willing risk extending Liverpool. we advise waiting. The forgoing cables will explain themselves. You asking us to estimate upon so close a time for delivery could hardly be complied with as Armington & Sims would have to build the engines & the machine works would be compelled to make one Dynamo before they could get on with the other nine as we have never built a 200 light machine I therefore did not think it safe to undertake delivery in so short a time as we should have had to build them test & ship them within 40 days.##I will write as to Big Dynamo by a later mail





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