[LB012318], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, May 15th, 1882


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[LB012318], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, May 15th, 1882

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I duly received your favor of 27th Apl addressed to 104 Georck St New York and in reply would beg to state that the extra brushes billed you on 17th Jany were shipped by Davies & Co Express to you on 15th December##My Bookkeepers fail to see how they could invoice goods shipped in any better manner than they now do except of course that such an oversight as not to bill goods shipped on 15th Dec until 17th Jany should not be allowed to occur.##Shipments of Plants take place from three diferent establlishments i.e. part goes from one place, part from a second & the remainder from a third establishment and it would be impracticable to attempt to bill goods as you suggest. However I will see that in future some method is adoopted so as to prevent your having trouble.##It is quite easy to distinguish all Z Dynamos as it takes four [cores] for each Dynamo & each case bears the number of the machine to which it belongs. As for lamps they are always packed in barrels & each barrel bears the stamp "Edison Lamp Co," & has marked on it the number of lamps it contains, the volts & resistance of the lamps & whether theya re a (16) candle or B (8 Candle lamps)O. As to the Electrical Sundries I will have the Boxes marked so to enable you to recognize their content without opening the Boxes.##I might mention that if you are wanting any machines it would be as well to order them as my Establishments are so pressed for [some] work that all orders will have to wait their turn





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