[SB012BBL], Letter from Samuel Insull to Charles Batchelor, October 30th, 1882


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[SB012BBL], Letter from Samuel Insull to Charles Batchelor, October 30th, 1882

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[typed transcript] Yours of 16th rcd. Don't know if Fabbri will take up option on Euro stock; TAE has yet to give him formal notice that central station working OK--is waiting to run 2 or 3 dynamos together. Bergmann & Co occupying new establishment and working splendidly, "undoubtedly one of the most elegant factories in NY;" will double their capacity. Goerck St. Works hard pressed for $. Lamp factory going OK; about breaking even. "I have got Mr. Lowrey to agree to a clause in the new contract providing that the Lamp Co shall have 40 cents forevery lamp"---will settle details next week. "Menlo Park is looking terribly desolate. Everyihng except the Brown engine and boiler and dynamo machines necessary to run the railroad is being brought in. Library and offi affairs are all cleared out and the whole contents of the laboratory from floor to attic are being sent in;" Bergmann Co buying some of the machinery and TAE will have laboratory on their top floor. "I think this is about the last of Menlo Park. I am sorry for you owners of real estate there. Of course he railroad experiments will still be continued out at Menlo. But this cannot last more than six months or at most a year. did I write and tell you that we have got out a model and are not completing a locomotive for Elgnad which will be the size of an ordinary Penn. steam locomotive? Eaton now president of EELCo, EHJ is VP. This gives him (EHJ) official standing and he will "look after things in general in Edison's behalf, criticizing work and suggesting improvements whenever necessary." Isolated Co thriving; expect 10% dividend. Pearl St running with 1 dynamo; TAE has equipment for coupling more and last week practiced throwing in and out machines. Will put on another 1000 lights tomorrow--think it'll make money in a month. Refers to disagreements with English Co.; A White coming to smooth things over but he's not capable of running co. & EHJ now agrees. French Co has sent agents to Switzerland, where TAE has already disposed of rights. Bailey promises to fix this; please see that he does.





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