[D8332ZAU], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 7th, 1883

Item

Abstract

"The enclosed statement for April shows plainly the trouble we are in financially.. We need money very badly as we are having maturing liabilities coming due, and very little money coming in from sales. We are down to fighting weight, and can keep from running behind in cost of lamp on 6000 a week." [6K breakeven point on plant capacity of 15K a week suggests cost cutting to the bone]

Date

1883-05-07

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8332ZAU

Folder Set

D8332

Title

[D8332ZAU], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 7th, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:192

Publisher

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