[D8535ZAO], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 21st, 1885

Item

Abstract

I have seen Biedermann. He does tell a good story and it looks probable. He says he has a very large undertaking in Vienna--about 12,000 lamps in the royal palace to Opera House [---]. He is going to install it on the Lunatini[?] System, of which he is a half owner. [Goes on to describe technical specifications of the system.] ##"There are some good points in some such systems, and I think very well of it as long as there is a chance to sell 10,000 lamps or more." The great gain is in having a very large central station and comparatively small conductors leading out. ##If what Biedermann says is true, I think you can see some good in it. He has lots of things in the future, but no cash on hand. It is very doubtful if I can make him show any cash. I advise him if he really is going to light the Grand Opera House to have [-]teringer come over here for six months. I shall take good care to have the money in the bank to pay him.

Date

1885-06-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8535ZAO

Folder Set

D8535

Title

[D8535ZAO], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 21st, 1885

Microfilm ID

78:168

Publisher

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