[D8734ABE], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, December 23rd, 1887

Item

Abstract

"Dyer writes that the French Company have ordered some lamps to be sent to Ivry, near Paris, for the trade in France, and that a few weeks ago they ordered one lot of 4,000 to be sent by express. This opens up a new field, and one which, if we can keep to the promises all the curves which have been made upon the new departures in manufacture, will afford us a very large trade. ### Lieb writes as follows:-- ## 'In regard to our Company, it is very prosperous, especially the Central Station is doing well; it will pay a dividend of 5% on all its business, and the Central Station has been earning at the rate of 6 1/2% on the average, with a heavy amount accredited to depreciation. We are selling quite a number of lamps to firms using other dynamos than the Edison. There is also more of confidence in the value of the patents, and I should not be surprised if some action against flaring infringements should be taken ere long.'" Quoted material is D8734ABF.

Date

1887-12-23

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8734ABE

Folder Set

D8734

Title

[D8734ABE], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, December 23rd, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:991

Publisher

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