[D8627ZBE], Memorandum, Thomas Alva Edison, 1886


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[D8627ZBE], Memorandum, Thomas Alva Edison, 1886

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Memorandum handwritten by TAE. On left side of memo is list of names and numbers (includign Tomlinson, Johnson, Gilliland, Edison, Bergmann, Kruesi, Dyer, Insull, Andrews, Livor, Coster, Stieringer, among others). Numbers are all 500, 1000, 2500, or 3000. On right side of memo is a note that says [appears to relate to Porter contract, see Doc D8627ZAN]: Machine Works takes orders and [----] on 20% profit if it can make it after prices are once set. From that it will pay 1/4 of profit to Porter. Will set up and start engines. To the Machine Works, cost and profit is to be percentage[?] of the syndicate profit, and this is to be the selling price. Porter says the engine can be build for the same as the Armington & Sims. As it will be twice as economical, hence, it will or at least ought to sell for 25% advance[?] on any high speed Engine. The money of the syndicate (ends here--appears there may be writing on the back of note, but no image). Possibly pre-organization of Edison United Manufacturing Co. [updtate tc 2012]




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