[MBLB1102], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Hatch Batchelor, April 22nd, 1877


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[MBLB1102], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Hatch Batchelor, April 22nd, 1877

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Discusses family matters, thanks for circular on a sounder, and asks if received circular on Centennial -- then says "We have just got out a new `pen', it runs twice as fast, on a gravity battery (which means practically that you can have your battery in cellar and renew every four months or so) and is about as little liable to get our of order as an ordinary pen. It is a good thing and I shall send you one if I find any are going over soon." -- discusses prospects for Domestic telegraph system in London. "When we started the Domestic in New York we had no money to help us, I made all the instruments and superintended the company's affairs and many a day have bee out in the wet stringing wires across the buildings all day and all without any pay but so that we could get the company into a condition where the stock had a value. It was the same with the `Pen' at first I could not give them away but gradually people began to see the use of them and now they sell 150 every month in the U.S. and Candada and I have orders from almost every part of the globe."




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