[LB017115], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Spencer Borden, June 7th, 1883


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[LB017115], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Spencer Borden, June 7th, 1883

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I have your letter of the 5th inst. and in reply would beg to state that I now have a canvasser who can make a perfect canvas in two days by an "entirely novel process."##I am going to attend to this canvassing business myself and have my own man do it so for the future do not trouble about starting new canvasses without notifying me of what there is to do and I will arrange for my man to do the work.##There is no trouble about heating wax in the Shoe business; we can do it to perfection.##We have a motor now, the first size which will run from one to four sewing machines, probably run about two leather sewing machines: the cost in large lots will be about $35.00; the local Company will rent them for say $1.25 per month and charge for current on the meter. We will have another size ready- 3/4 h.p. in about six weeks. If enough power can be sold at Haverhill during the day there is no reason whatever why we should not run; all I object to is running in a plan where there is no [rivvery]; if we can make money I am prepared to run at any time.





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