[MBLB1194], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Vesey F Butler, August 17th, 1877

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Abstract

Can anything be done with telephone in West Indies; just completed and now introducing on private lines of G&S; discusses uses; price per pair (including royalty) [$80?]; think Butler could purchase them at that price and rent for $100-125/yr; in US rent is $25/yr; will shortly have circulars; "There is no doubt that the majority of private lines in this country (a great many of which use Edison's printing telegraph) will use the speaking telegraph in place or in connection with the system they now use. Its low price in comparison with printing instruments will enable parties, who other wisse would not pay the money for printing instruments, or Morse operators, to use a private line"

Recipient

Date

1877-08-17

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

MBLB1194

Folder Set

MBLB1

Title

[MBLB1194], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Vesey F Butler, August 17th, 1877

Microfilm ID

93:155

Publisher

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

Timestamp

August 17, 1877