[D8226ZAS], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, July 21st, 1882

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Title

[D8226ZAS], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, July 21st, 1882

Editor's Notes

Insurance difficulties w/ wiring TAE's house; to do w/ concealed wiring. TAE: "myimpression is that my house is wire well enough" Sci Amer lifted a whole article fr Bulletin. Memo fr Wilber. "From this memo, it seems that Wilber has done better than Dyer supposed he had done." Pse read Wilber's long memo on Brush patent. TAE: "The device Brush uses of compound multiple arc isworse than useless its destructive to lamps" Will exhibit at Boston Instiitute. List of Bergmann's prices. "I am surprised at Bergmann charging us such enormous prices on these things. I will call Johnson's attention to it." Saved over $500 by buying elsewhere for King Phillip Mill. Encloses Iso Co statement of June 30, showing gross completed installation of $132K and "a profit of only about thirty per cent." Now profits are abt 50%. "If the Isolated Company should wind up its business to day, and could realize on its material and accounts, it could pay back all its money and divide up about seven per cent on the half million of stock."

Date

1882-07-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8226-F

Microfilm ID

61:341

Document ID

D8226ZAS

Publisher

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