[MBLB2041], Letter from Charles Batchelor to James Adams, January 2nd, 1879


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I hope by this time Ellen is with you all right. I find I have two of your letters to answer. So shall go at it. I think there are patents on Private Line printer in France but I think Lefferts sold them have the company write to Edison direct about it.-- Puaksas made you a present [?] and I should think he ought to too the only I am sorry for is that Bliss gets something out if too-- We cannot send you a tasimeter we have not one, Edison has given them all away, Browning is making htem in London I beleive. The Pope telephone is new to me I never heard of it before. I always send you a paper when we send to Puskas and frequently when we dont sent to them I send one to you. New receivers progressing [?] Charley Edison is working it all time. Edison and I are constantly on the `Light.' IN reard to your job with the Company Edison hopes you will not let it interfere with you going to different countries for Puskas. I told him I thought you had fixed it so that it would [?], is that so? There that answers your letters now for something else:-- You will have got from Ellen the statement in which you see $500 as your share of money coming from PUskas. I have got a thousand but you will also see that Edison says on the bottom that that is not all but as soon as he finds out how much there is to divide he will pay us the balance It has never been calculated up yet but Will Carman is going to get at it as soon as he can. You see Bliss comes in on this and I wanted Ediosn to keep back his share and pay it on a/c to Edison, Batchelor, & Adams on account of Foriegn Pen Roylaty, but he would not as he said Bliss was hard up. Has Bliss sent you statement? Rosa is anxiously awaiting a letter from Ellen. Jim will you send me all the circulars and informaiton of the Gramme, Siemens, and Meritens Magneto Electric Generators. Shop is all finished and the Engine running place heated by steam. For the last 8 weeks we have worked all night right straight along and sleep in the day time we intend to do this until this is perfected. We are making right along 400 arbons per week for Gold and Stock. You remember Badger of Montreal, well he had a claim on telephone in Canada, owing to Edison's arrangement with im some time ago, I daresay you remember it; well, the Gold & Stock have paid him a thousand dolls. for the same, and are making a contract with Edison for $1 per year royalty on each telephone there, and they are going to start central systems; so we can expect something from that source also. Very cold here its below zero tonight outside.









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[MBLB2041], Letter from Charles Batchelor to James Adams, January 2nd, 1879

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


January 2, 1879