[MBLB4375], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, November 27th, 1882

Item

Abstract

[An interesting inventory sleight-of-hand proposal, in Batch's hand] "We have now got very many plans ordered in France and also many out and I find myself in a predicament which I can get out of very easily with your help. The power that I had when I brought factory, we have loaded up til it has got to a point where it breaks down very ofen and this is very disasterous to lamp factory. I am now purring in a hundred and fifty horse Corliss double cylinder 80 revo engine for htat and for about 6 weeks I do not see how I can bridge over the difficulty as the stoppage of one week is almost fata. Now if you would send me 5000A and 5000B just as they come off the pumps without sockets so that I could socket them here they would be same as I make now and no one would know it. You could put them imn brrels with 5 or 6 layers of lamp bulbs at each end and mark glass ware as you and I [------------] would be the only ones that know it. Telegraph me if you can do this. Don't bill them as lamps either. I will tell you what to bill them if you do it."

Date

1882-11-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

MBLB4375

Folder Set

MBLB4

Title

[MBLB4375], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, November 27th, 1882

Microfilm ID

93:733

Publisher

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

Timestamp

November 27, 1882