[D8239O], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Edward Pleydell Bouverie, January 23rd, 1882

Item

Abstract

[enclosure to D8239N?] RE: Fabbri's truncated negotiations with you & Waterhouse, let me give you my views, having knowledge of TAE, DM&Co, and also waterhouse (to whom will submit this first). Rehearses TAE's accomplishments and commercialization strategy; ie, waiting for completion of all details, and not wasting effort pursuing infringers until then. Makes extended argument for commercial strength of TAE's position: competitors/infringers have elements but not complete system, following blind leads, etc. Think TAE disappointed in result of Fabbri's negotiations; assented only because of high standing of the parties, but thinks his old telephone associates have "the characteristic timidity of capital." Removing clause 17 would eliminate last lingering doubt from TAE's mind (deals with payment of additional sum, for mfg of lamps and dynamos?; says TAE needs cash). Gas in London far cheaper than anywhere else; if he can make it here, he can make it anywhere and value of inventions will increase accordingly.

Date

1882-01-23

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8239O

Folder Set

D8239

Title

[D8239O], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Edward Pleydell Bouverie, January 23rd, 1882

Microfilm ID

62:725

Publisher

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