[D8523ZBM], Letter from Archibald B Stuart, Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Piqua) to Thomas Alva Edison, August 3rd, 1885

Item

Abstract

I see by the paper that there was a serious accident at Mt. Mc[Gregor?] by lightning, which I had understood was an arc light system, but I understand by Edison Bulletin #6 that it was Edison lights in them. This is a subject that should have a little serious consideration, "as people are very ticklish about it at best." At Piqua, the lightning arrester was in good shape, yet during a storm, lightning went into a house and set fire to the covering on the fixture; if not discovered at once, it would have set the house on fire. We have had about 3 occurrences of this kind in different places, and "you know if anything serious happens, it would also be serious to business." Can you examine the subject a little? ##You also may or may not remember that "when you were so 'cussed mean' as to come to Cincinnati last winter and not call to see us, that you told me you would be out here this summer. Now the question is did you lie to get rid of me--did you lie by accident--or, did you lie inentionally--or, did you tell the truth and are you still coming?" ##I have just submitted a bid at Dayton for a 1000 light plant and the U.S. Co. bid $1800 below me on my own specifications--3 line system. If they [-----] that, I want to quit the business, but we propose to "try a little Ohio law first on them." Edison, look into this lightning business a little and also come to Ohio. [TAE Marg]: "I intended to go down to your office the next day, but having a lot of women, got all flurried. I'm coming out before summer is out and [-----] [-----] and talk you to about [----]."

Date

1885-08-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8523ZBM

Folder Set

D8523

Title

[D8523ZBM], Letter from Archibald B Stuart, Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Piqua) to Thomas Alva Edison, August 3rd, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:684

Publisher

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