[MBLB2058], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 17th, 1879


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[MBLB2058], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 17th, 1879

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Your letters of Dec 5 and 6 received and immediately calbed you `Much more than London, Lancanshire Glasgow.' I shall send you Edisons this morning sometime-- I mean by mine that we hae got over all three of the difficulties that you suggest and have it now absolutely in hand-- I have light up Edison's house brilliantly and run his sewing machine also worked his pump for tank all but one & have stood on Laboratory verandah & put the whole place in darkness or lighted it up instantly at will by a switch [This?] has been seen by our own parties and the consequence is you cannot buy a share of the stock for $1000-- The economy is perfect far more than we ever thought If you could but see the lamp--so simple so cheap so good I am not going to give it away as [?] but you shall know at f[illegible for most of the next sentence or so but probably can be read from original] houses and stores & field lamps and let them see for themselves You know I am not over sanguine and [not given] to be in raptures over anything but I tell you that this is a very big thing and we have it right in our hand If you want any information I will do everything I can-- If you should want to calbe me cable Batchelor New York I will register there today I think G particulary mean in these matters-- I pay for these cables so that Griff or anyone else will not see them.




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