[D8226N], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 1st, 1882


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[D8226N], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 1st, 1882

Editor's Notes

Wilber on applications for running arc and incandescent lights on same ckt. "Therefore as the matter now stands we have nothing allowed us on the broad principle of running an arc and incandescent light in the same circuit." Wilber wants to meet w/ TAE abt this and other stuff. Mtg of Gramme directors yesterday; others agreed w/ Eaton on Brush-Swan issue and thinks we can force Brush into a specific stand. Inof on Gramme vs. Houchausen case. Brush sued Fuller Co. for infringing 5 patents. Both sides exchanged and examined each other's equipment; now Brush dropped 4of5 claims and 5th arbitrated. Suit btwn Brush and US Co. being handled the same way now. Hazard has scheme to stabilize value of lighting stocks. Re Congressional legislation pending agt patent rights. Brush Co. stock now at 175. Iso stock is in demand. Eaton thinks shld organize Canadian co. soon and to mfr there; b/c Canadian patent law, system patent won't do much good. Dynamo at Phila Ledger gave out yesterday; had too many lamps on it. Moore in Chgo didn't act well; "got into a towering passion and had a row with Stager and everybody else..Moore sneered at the Chicago company and said that telegraph people and telephone people were not fit to handle electric lighting..[W]e must keep Moore at home hereafter." Anderson of Bd. of Underwriters examined Faure batty and pronounced it "an absolute failure." Insurance Underwriters kicked out Maxim lamps fr Starr's jewelry store agn, saying that won't allow in any bldg NYC until safe as ours.




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