[D8120ZAU], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, August 19th, 1881

Item

Abstract

Rough draft of doc D8120ZAV. Maxim's company, in competition with TAE, got contract to light a ferry boat of Penn. RR. Says that Maxim is guilty of "the most shameful infringement" of TAE's patent. But the "'scientific impossiblity' the subdivision of the electric light was accomplished by me." Calls Maxim a "pirate company who appears on the field over a year afterwards." Rails at Penn RR doing this considering that "the exhibition of this very light has brought over 70 000 people over the Penna RR to see it in operation at Menlo Park" long before Maxim's lamp. Wants him to talk to Cassatt (pres. Penn RR) about this.

Date

1881-08-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8120ZAU

Folder Set

D8120

Title

[D8120ZAU], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, August 19th, 1881

Microfilm ID

57:625

Publisher

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