[D8226ZBN], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 4th, 1882

Item

Abstract

"Several important questions relating to the future of the Company should be decided at an early day. Some of them are so vital and far reaching in their consequences that I feel justified in making a special effort to secure a consideration of them by a full meeting of our Board of Directors." Manufacturing: should continue to merely hold patents and draw income from licenses and sales franchises, or should we get into mfg? Consolidation: other companies mkg overtures; shld we accept? Infringement suits agt Swan and Maxim should be pushed. What price should we charge for franchising local companies? Should we increase our capital? Shld we absorbe the Iso Co? Shld Iso Co declare a dividend, and if so hw much? Terms for selling our patents in other countries in N and S Amer? Shld we increase cash reserves in case of prolonged litigation agt Swan and Maxim? Storage batty's: we turned down Faure and Brush batty's, but demand for them has increased. Amendments to by-laws.

Date

1882-11-04

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8226ZBN

Folder Set

D8226

Title

[D8226ZBN], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 4th, 1882

Microfilm ID

61:418

Publisher

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