[D8630ZBD], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 3rd, 1886

Item

Abstract

[Six-page letter sent from Berlin] Upton says German Co. "in good condition financially," but that Paris Cos. are "apparently in a very bad way" and the Continentale "nearly bankrupt." Believes Villard has wherewithal to salvage Central Stations in Europe. Urges Edison to give him power of attorney. ## Describes progress in development of incandescent lamps by German Co. [Hipple was his source of information] Notes that Mr. Rathenau (President of German Co.) wants "rights" for producing these lamps. ## Reports that, according to Charles Siemens, Edison Co "has given up the manufacture of the inner pipe conductors. 'Dispute" between Rathenau and Siemens ongoing. TAE marg reverse last page: "Mr Foote moves that the question be referred to Mr Batchelor & Mr Siegel because power canceled"

Date

1886-06-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8630ZBD

Folder Set

D8630

Title

[D8630ZBD], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 3rd, 1886

Microfilm ID

79:784

Publisher

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