[MBLB4342], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Samuel Insull, October 16th, 1882


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[MBLB4342], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Samuel Insull, October 16th, 1882

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[A very nice letter about Paris plans] Thanks for your letter; relieved to know that my assessments there are being met. From yours, sounds like prospects are good both for Lamp Co. and Goerck St. "Am glad I am in a little (indirectly) at Bergmann & Co; of course it will make money! Anything of that kind that EHJ is in is bound to make money and I'll take my chance every time." "We are getting along here nicely now, only glass bothering us at factory and those engines for C dynamos but I tell you I have had a good time on it!!" Having lamp life tests made; will send you results. Think there's now likelihood of central station at Paris. Will soon have rights to lay wires for 2 square kilometers in heart of Paris; I have selected the place and figured out numerable plans from 10800 lights up to 40,000 on it, and I don't hesitate to say that at this part I can get a 7 hours average burning for each light. I don't suppose you can do it anywhere else in the world than here." Expect to hear ASAP that engines are finished at Brunn, ready to start theater lighting there. Have ordered galvanometers and will send them. Armington has been here; wants us to pay royalty for making his engines, but we won't do anything til Bailey returns from NY. Telegraphed TAE about this. Will settle up Seubel's acct when I go to Brunn. Do you think Fabbri will take up option he has on TAE's European shares; what are terms?





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