[D8226U], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 10th, 1882

Item

Abstract

Gramme mtg took place yesterday; Stockley claimed that his company has no control over subordinate Brush companies. "The Brush company as a company will vote in favor of the Gramme company attacking Swan but that amounts to nothing because Brush holds no patents which Swan infringes." More on this whole go-around. Bill "substantially repealing the patent law would be likely to pass after all." Mott refuses to submit a statement of what his inventions are; says he'll tell you verbally. Swinyard is here and we're deciding on details of a Canadian company; their thinking right now is one company to do everything, incl. central station, isolated, and mfg. Will decide next wek hw large an order to give to Goerck St. for L dynamos (125 light). Pearl St. has cost up to June 1 abt $290K and will be completed for <$300K. Underground installations will cost abt $180K, of which 2/3 is for Kruesi's conductors, incl. mains and feeders; other 1/3 for putting in conductors, boxes, etc. NYTribune will publish a long article abt companies composing Gramme organization.

Date

1882-06-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8226U

Folder Set

D8226

Title

[D8226U], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 10th, 1882

Microfilm ID

61:254

Publisher

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