[D8248ZCW], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 1st, 1882

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Abstract

Queston of suing Maxim and Swan has come up, want your views. [Jacob] Rogers sends us Boston advertisements of New England Weston Electric Co advertising Maxim lights. Swan Co equipping lamp factory and advertsing for glassblowers. Brush Co. has aligned with Swan Co; Brush has 64 local cos pushing lamp. Shall we we Swan or Maxim or both? If not we'll lose prestige and probably business. TAE emended marg: "My views are strongly in favor of not suing either Swan or Maxim. My reasons are the same as given over a year and half ago when it was urged with great persuasion? by the directors to sue Maxim. Since that time the Maxim Co have lost not less than $500,000 through attempts directly and indirectly to introduce incandescent lighting & my opinion is even more stronger not to sue the Brush Swan Combination as use of an [--------?] will only hasten their own destruction

Date

1882-11-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8248ZCW

Folder Set

D8248

Title

[D8248ZCW], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 1st, 1882

Microfilm ID

63:541

Publisher

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

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