[D8734AAZ], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 17th, 1887

Item

Abstract

"Regarding the branch factory at Canada. ## It is desirable that we fix our policy for manufacture of lamps in Canada, for it is now needful that we make some permanent changes and go to additional expense in hamilton. This we should not do unless we fully decide to remain there. If you approve, we will lease the present factory and the building adjoining for the remainder of the term of the patents in Canada. We will put in a proper engine and rearrange some portions of the factory. This we can do for a comparatively small expense. To move the factory, though it apparently should cost but a small sum, will cost us a large amount of money, due to delays and also due to the fact that our present plant as arranged will not count for great value when carried to another portion of Canada. The value of the glass blowing arrangement and pump room arrangement would be more than two-thirds destroyed by change. Lawson is constantly desirous that we go to Montreal. We must give him a definite answer in your name as to our future policy in Canada." Marginalia by TAE: "Dont think I would rent for more than 5 yrs"

Date

1887-11-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8734AAZ

Folder Set

D8734

Title

[D8734AAZ], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 17th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:987

Publisher

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