[D8337ZBF], Letter from Joshua Franklin Bailey to Thomas Alva Edison, April 12th, 1883


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[D8337ZBF], Letter from Joshua Franklin Bailey to Thomas Alva Edison, April 12th, 1883

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Encloses sample of carbon made from common tar, from Thuringia, Germany; said to have very long life in lamps. A Mr. Schultz is inventor of it as well as a storage battery. Siemens and Halske have been looking into it. "Puskas and I own the Patents for it, with the exception of Germany, and if you find it good we will propose a business arrangement with you for the States. Some details on his work on lighting in Germany and France. "One of the features of the business now under way, if carried out, will be the purchase of the Swan Patents for the Continent. The Swan Company has a much more energetic organisation than yours in England, and is quite as influential financially. It would be absolutely impossible to organise a General Company, such as I have in view, in face of an opposition by the Swan people in the London market." "The French market has been very bad for the last 15 months, with no visible signs of improvement. By delaying the formation of a Co. for Paris, the chances for making up an English organization are much better, and for that reason I came direct to London from Berlin at suchy personal sacrifice.." TAE: "Meadowcroft This is the letter you asked for Insull" Meadowcroft: "Thanks!"






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