[D8523ZBG], Letter from William H Douty, Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Shamokin) to Edison Electric Light Co, Edward Hibberd Johnson, July 2nd, 1885

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead of Office of Garfield Coal Co., Wm. H. Douty] Replying to letter of June 8. Due to the trouble and expense we have had from the start of our plant to the present time, and some of the trouble still existing, caused by the material, machinery, etc. furnished by TAE, "our company do not feel disposed in any way to pay TAE one penny more than we have paid him." In law and justice, we do not owe him anything. I herewith hand you a letter from our manager, Mr. Brock, to me which will explain itself. When our Committee was in NY last, met you and Mr. Hastings. You stated positively our 8 1/2 X 10 engine would do the work in connection with our large engine and give full 600 10 candlepower lamps. This we find to fail us--made actual test by Brock at different times and tested by your man, Mr. Andrews. Before we can think of settling with TAE, we must be made right. "We think it an outrage being the Premier{?} Co. to be compelled to stand the expense of experiment after experiment." When our plant is put in proper order as originally agreed upon, we will be ready to settle and talk to TAE--not before.

Date

1885-07-02

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8523ZBG

Folder Set

D8523

Title

[D8523ZBG], Letter from William H Douty, Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Shamokin) to Edison Electric Light Co, Edward Hibberd Johnson, July 2nd, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:676

Publisher

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