[LB012132], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 21st, 1882


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[LB012132], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 21st, 1882

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I beg to confirm cables as follows.##From you April 11. Send twenty five "A" dynamos pack pole pieces more carefully. reply. preparing large order. Uniteds sold [economy] available about fifteenth. send photo of locomotive railway.##From you Apr. 12. Approximate price following Dynamos for armature 100 hundred 25 two fifty, 6 thousand, light All A lamps if order given now, where is Armington engine send promptly photograph locomotive other things [-----] [----] third May, Formal opoening complete success congratulations Hopkinson [F--ing] Johnson##To you April 12, 82. [Place] your cable when you want bar armatures all machines hundred lights six hundred lights [----] two fifty lights [---] fifty dollars central station [carrying] thirteen hundred lights ten thousand dollars or eight thousand without engine [cal----- all has ------] machines about six [----] per light on big orders any size from hundred light machines without engine. Am trying arrange build engines [------] hope this save thousand dollars on large machines. Small engines shipped today delay owing no steamers will do best have railroad photograph London times named accept hearty congratulations##From you April 14. 82. Send Stout and McDonald arrange passage.##From you April 14. How about resistances for my central station important.##To you April 12. Will ship twelve Zs seven days balance week later.##From you April 15. 82. 32 candle lamps [failing] [---sy] others make [old] [former] plants##From you April 15. When shall we have the [Separator] for number three dynamos, rush##To you April 15. Urgent you must arrange immediately for payment my bills [-evels] before pay with Company fully authorize##To you April 19. Urgent why have not proceeds sale United arrived your central station regulator receiving attention never heard of number [three] dynamo Lampo Factory moving Newark wont start until orders warrant a new two sixteens [in---d] thirty two Bergmann wants work##From you April 21. Have cabled Drexel pay your bills.##From you Apr. 21. 82 [Duke] cabled proceeds United through [trade] Oriental only available through a option indemnity bond all signatures except yours obtained liability [advocate] and small better let Duke sign for you Dyer working hard for big order dynamos lamps fixtures will exceed twenty thousand [illegible]##To you April 21. 82 Do you want man [construct[ central station or run factories See Duke sends Oriental [---] when available.##Your cables as to regulation received attention. Clark says [----] cannot [give] Bergmann instructions as to preparing new Regulation for you until he has [established] some experiments he is now conducting with Central Station Dynamos##As to Street & [-----] I have not been able to find [----] yet I have telegraphed & written him several times and he does not come near me. Macdonald says he will be ready to go in about two weeks or perhaps in ten days.##It is [unfortunate] that you should be wanting 32 candle lamps just when the Lamp Factory is being moved from Menlo Park to Newark. We will see what can be done & cable you result##I received the cable remittance from [Gouraud] [R-zzo] being [proceeds] sale United. It [passed] very acceptable I cabled Gouraud to sign the Indemnity Bond in the Oriental Telephone matter so I suppose I may look for the proceeds of this soon.##As to the man you want I thought it as well to cable you asking whether you want him to start a Central Station or to start Factories like Batchelor is doing as I did not think your cable quite clear on this point.##I am very anxiously awaiting the arrival of orders from you which I hope will be large




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