[D8437ZAC], Letter from Edison and Swan United Electric Light Co Ltd, Samuel Flood Page to Thomas Alva Edison, May 28th, 1884

Item

Abstract

Subject of use of "Edison" lamps has come before the directors. We have several installations here (House of Commons, Criterion Theatre, etc) of great importance. We now have a supply of replacement lamps but will need more, also to sell to new installations. "It is evident that we must manufacture them ourselves at our own factory." Our superintendent thinks he can make Edison lamps but, in justice to you, he ought to have someone thoroughly competent. Can you send us a foreman? Criterion Theatre "shows the Edison system in an admirable manner....the best piece of theatrical lighting yet carried out in England." TAE marg: ""Cant send forman. Suggest they do not go into the business for the reason that if lamps are made, factory always be better & cheaper, that the cost in our own small French factory is already greater than our price delivered Hamburg & lamps are not so good. We believe that if all the lamps are made in one large works that they will always be cheaper than if made in several small factories. We even believe we could give you a bid to deliver Swan lamps in England for less than the cost to you in your own factory taking every expense into consideration.""

Date

1884-05-28

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8437ZAC

Folder Set

D8437

Title

[D8437ZAC], Letter from Edison and Swan United Electric Light Co Ltd, Samuel Flood Page to Thomas Alva Edison, May 28th, 1884

Microfilm ID

74:306

Publisher

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