[D8416BNG], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Tiffin), Elisha B Hubbard, May 6th, 1884

Item

Abstract

At the request of AB Stuart, TAE comments on Hubbard's proposal to light an unnamed hotel in Tiffin Ohio by putting 110 lights for stipulated annual sum, say $375. Highlights include "it is a mistake . . To sell it to anybody in lump for so much per year, as it induces reckless burning of the light, it being not at all to their interest to use economy, which you will readily see runs up the expenses on lamps, but the main objection which occurs to usm and which we are deeply interested in, is that you are inclined to let anybody have the light, who is willing to put it in, at most any price, for fear of the gas company. We are of the opinion that it would have been a good plan to let the gas company have it at this price, for the hotel people would have repented much sooner than you." #semi-boilerplate snapshot -- "Our experience in other towns" -- don't be over anxious; better to have higher prices; mentions shift in demand when autumn rolls around

Date

1884-05-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8416BNG

Folder Set

D8416

Title

[D8416BNG], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Tiffin), Elisha B Hubbard, May 6th, 1884

Microfilm ID

72:646

Publisher

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