[D8135ZAX], Letter from Otto A Moses to Thomas Alva Edison, August 26th, 1881


View document with UniversalViewer   → View document on Archive.org  → Re-use this digital object via a IIIF manifest


[D8135ZAX], Letter from Otto A Moses to Thomas Alva Edison, August 26th, 1881

Editor's Notes

"With the greatest pleasure I chronicle the complete success of our illumination." Thinks Gambetta and Leon Say will attend opening night for govt. Swan's agent Edmonds lit the Salle du Congress; had more light, but "the effect was very poor, and every one declared it far inferior to ours.." Says that Swan's are too bright, abt 48 cp. "Maximi's illumination was the sickliest you ever saw." Re accident involving Lane Fox's lamp; some of Swan's men saw smoke coming from the reading room; called the firemen always on duty and apparently put it out. "Berger came in great consternation to Batch and said he wanted to know what safeguards should be adopted, and when he was shown the cut off system..he was perfectly satisfied. To day the whole Palais has been speaking of the fire. Hurrah for our side!" recommend select: good description of Edison/Maxim/Swan competittion at expo and safety features dh 2oct02





Folder/Volume ID


Microfilm ID


Document ID



Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Download CSV | JSON