[D8239ZAE], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1882

Item

Abstract

Crystal Palace exhibit officially open. Maxim, Swan, Lane-Fox trying to rival you. Maxim chandelier with 96 lamps gave "a blaze of light so as to offend the eye." Has more successful smaller chandeliers but "they are are all on the lines of gas chandeliers nothing new or particularly novel." Swan has nothing new. Brush Co. has beautiful new chandelier with Lane-Fox lamps. Describes Duke and Duchess visit. MacLaughlin, Logan, Jehl there. Made very favorable impression, etc.; describes events in Johnsonian detail. President of CP says "the Duke was full of Edison and could talk of nothing else." Will spend much time at CP to talk with visiting representatives of companies throughout England, etc.

Date

1882-02-26

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8239ZAE

Folder Set

D8239

Title

[D8239ZAE], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1882

Microfilm ID

62:784

Publisher

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