[D8738AAE], Letter from Sidney Borden Paine to Thomas Alva Edison, September 15th, 1887

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[D8738AAE], Letter from Sidney Borden Paine to Thomas Alva Edison, September 15th, 1887

Editor's Notes

"When in New York on the 13th ult. you will remember that in Mr Johnson's office I spoke to you in regard to the sale of a plant to the Bates Manfg. Co., in which we were to use 303 24 c.p. lamps and 103 20 c.p. lamps; that these lamps were to be of the new type. You explained to me that the comparative life of the 16, 20, and 24 c.p. lamps of the new type was in the ratio of 15, 18, and 22. I mention this in order to bring the conversation back to your mind. ## Upon learning that these lamps were needed by Sept. 15th you very kindly offered to give the matter your personal attention and see that the cutting of the cartoons was commenced the following day. ## I was in New York yesterday and was informed that they would be unable to supply the new lamp of these candle powers. ## This sale to the Bates is a second increase from the original plant. On the first increase they were obliged to wait three weeks for lamps and at an interview with the agent of the mill about the first of this month and at an interview with the agent of the mill about the first of the month, he asked me whether we were going to have any delay in getting the present lamps. I assured him there would be no delay as you were going to give the matter your personal attention. ## Will you therefore please let me know by return mail how soon we can have these lamps. The plant will be ready to start next week."

Date

1887-09-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8738AAE

Folder Set

D8738-F

Microfilm ID

120:6

Publisher

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