[D8316ANF], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to John Robert Breckon, August 10th, 1883

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Title

[D8316ANF], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to John Robert Breckon, August 10th, 1883

Editor's Notes

expresses regret that electric pen venture failed and lost $7000, "I cannot see, however, any reason whatever for your appealing to me to reimburse you for some of your loss. Simply because I make an invention and sell it to parties, whom it is natural to assume knew what they are buying, does not seem to me any good cause fo my bearing part of the loss in exploiting it."; sees failure as way it was handled in England b/c some made profit in America; "It is always a matter of very great regret to me to hear of anyone's failure to remunerate themselves, owing to investments in my inventions, and it is also a very great pleasure to me to be able to state that such a misfortune occurs very seldom indeed."

Date

1883-08-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8316ANF

Folder Set

D8316-F

Microfilm ID

64:1105

Publisher

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