[X154A8AN], Letter from Sigmund Bergmann to Uriah Hunt Painter, March 7th, 1889


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[X154A8AN], Letter from Sigmund Bergmann to Uriah Hunt Painter, March 7th, 1889

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My Dear Painter Yours received-- I am of course ready to take orders but as for starting work on them, it will probably be a week yet before I can do that. You must know that we started in just like a new-born baby--bare of everything--and had to run across the street to get a hole drilled in a piece of iron. I believe I wrote you that I had told Genl Eckert in response to his inquiry that I should be ready in a very short time. In the face of that I do not comprehend why he should have ordered 100 perforators abroad. 1 Dozen was all he needed to help him out.##If he hs really ordered 100 it simply means no orders for perforators for me this year. I am getting ready as fast as I expected to, and do not propose to start work unless I can do it the right way. I could take an order for the perforator to start within a week & get them out or good part of them in 3 mos but it could not be done in 60 days here.##You must try to be here before the 15th when the extension on the other three lots expires. I believe that I wrote you that the lawyer searching the title found a flaw in it. If he finally reports on it in any but the most satisfactory style, we will want to consider before buying whether we really want it or not. There must e a big bargain in it before we can runt he risk ofa faulty title. We can always get our 1500.00 back##I wrote you a ltter on the phonograph matter yesterday and sent it to Johnson to forward and presume you have received it##I trust you are well and feeling better than I. Yours truly S. Bergmann [on letterhead of Sigmund Bergmann Manufacturer of Gas and Electric fixtures, Etc. Etc. Office and Works, 527 to 531 West 34th Street]




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