[D8704AFE], Letter from John Benjamin Verity to Thomas Alva Edison, November 29th, 1887

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Title

[D8704AFE], Letter from John Benjamin Verity to Thomas Alva Edison, November 29th, 1887

Editor's Notes

Haven't yet launched my company, as Upton will have told you, but have made important progress since he left; have succeeded beyond expectation with several of the important men in the English financial world; one or two of the directors of the London Telephonic Co. will probably come on my board, as will possibly the chairman of Edison & Swan; hope to secure Sir George Elliott, M.P., "an excellent type of English Croesus", who is connected with all the cable companies.###Though company has been delayed in launching, when it does, it will be a powerful organization.###I want the first phonograph shipped from America; will connect it to a small motor at my house and show it to the scientific world.###Will send Upton plans of my installation at Weybridge, which many electrical people say is the best plant they have seen.###Will arrange with Dyer to push your lamp business as soon as I can get them, "and hope to knock the Swan-Lamp entirely out of the field."

Date

1887-11-29

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8704AFE

Folder Set

D8704-F

Microfilm ID

119:313

Publisher

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