[MBLB4001], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Sherburne Blake Eaton, September 27th, 1881


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[MBLB4001], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Sherburne Blake Eaton, September 27th, 1881

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Thanks for your letters, also for the Hinds/Ketcham letter. In addition to those I told you of earlier, I have this week lit up Sautier Lemonnnier & Co., which supplies French govt with electrical work for lighthouses, etc. Run 12 lights from small Gramme. Intend to light up a photographic gallery. Our engine is in Paris but not yet delivered; won't take long to set it up. Paris is *the most* expensive place to put up an exhibition, so don't be surprised by amount of money I've spent, presently about $8,000 and we're not anywhere near finished. Bailey will write you fully about correspondence with minister of interior about our patents. Gov't will pay only part of some forthcoming experiment, but this is the "necessary and right thing to do." Hired a man to make lamp life tests with battery, day and night. I'll be the only one at the exhibition with a testing apparatus. "There seems to be a great pressure being brought to bear against Edison as in every branch of electrical work he has done a great deal and consequently got enemies but we hope to pulll through with honours."




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