[D8316AEB], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Societe Electrique Edison, July 2nd, 1883


View document with UniversalViewer   → View document on Archive.org  → Re-use this digital object via a IIIF manifest


[D8316AEB], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Societe Electrique Edison, July 2nd, 1883

Editor's Notes

this begins as a point by point response to a letter dated June 6 with enclosures from the Italian Co dated May 18 and June 2. waiting for payment on two automatic regulators; responds to pricing complaints: tubing varies with market for copper and piping & of candle lamps--Italian Co imagines price to be in accordance with their power, rather it relates to difficulty of their manufacture. Sent 6 regulars for four dynamos, two are backups. Italian Co refuses to pay for feeder regulators, TAE insists they are essential for theatrical lighting, dimming."The order given me by Prof Columbo, through your Mr Bailey, gave me such latitude as to enable me to send to Milan what I thought necessary for the station. This I have done in good faith." Substituted Porter-Allen machine with Armington & Sims: "it is very unfair to myself to make me responsible for any change that is made, owing to the fact that in my efforts to obtain the most perfect machinery, I get an engine that is superior to that already in use. If such a claim is made, your Companies would have the right to demand I take back every dynamo that I supply you." says accounts must be settled by Milan--"I do not think that the treatment of me, in connection with this order, is at all what it should be."--has paid $8000 more than he received, only acting as agent for Companie Continentale Edison, at request of Bailey and Columbo; says in the future, subsidiaries must make payments in same manner as CCE. "It affords me very great pleasure at all times to be of whatever assistance to you and your companies, but in doing so it must be clearly understood, that I act solely as your agent and no pecuniary loss shall fall on me in consequence..."





Folder/Volume ID


Microfilm ID


Document ID



Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Download CSV | JSON