[D8332J], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, January 15th, 1883

Item

Abstract

Encloses statements showing the state or our business from beginning. "The great trouble is in the fact that we have been compelled to make lamps at a loss and to assume all experimental expenses." These exptl expenses amount to $5-6K in last 6 months. Cash flow is also a problem; need $5K to pay current expenses. "If orders keep coming in we shal make both ends meet during the next six months." Avg cost of lamps, incl all o/h and directs: 44.2cts and slowly gg down since July.

Date

1883-01-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8332J

Folder Set

D8332

Title

[D8332J], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, January 15th, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:107

Publisher

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