[D8337ZFA], Letter from Joshua Franklin Bailey to Thomas Alva Edison, October 21st, 1883

Item

Abstract

The German Co. has ordered the plant for a lamp factory. Hipple has be trying to organize it. I would have talked with Batchelor to induce the Germans take their lamps from the US if economy were the only consideration. But two considerations can't be ignored: National feeling and Patent laws. You may think national feeling does not weigh against economy but that is a complete error. Any German interloper would have all the national sympathies and would hold the German market agianst a foreign lamp that be a cheaper and better. # The patent laws require that the manufacturer shall be started and adequate to the supply of the market within three years from the date of the granting of the patent. There is discussion of wanting Upton to come over to the European countries (you do need good man here). They are requesting the fiqures for New York Central Station which is difficult to get hold of. Discussion of Contracts with Siemens versus starting their own company.

Date

1883-10-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8337ZFA

Folder Set

D8337

Title

[D8337ZFA], Letter from Joshua Franklin Bailey to Thomas Alva Edison, October 21st, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:919

Publisher

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