[D8830AAS], Letter from Edison Lamp Co, Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 28th, 1888


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[D8830AAS], Letter from Edison Lamp Co, Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 28th, 1888

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"RE. THE MOTOR DYNAMO. At a meeting of the Standardizing Committee, held last week, the question of the Motor Dynamo came up, and Mr. Johnson made the statement, that you had made great improvements upon the present machine in Schenectady, or, were about to make great improvements, and that pending the bringing out of these improvements, nothing would be done by the Light Company. It seems to me very important that this Motor Dynamo question should be settled one way or the other soon, otherwise another season will be entirely lost, and the advantages of being in the fiedl ahead of others fritted away. I write you regarding this, as I know, that if the Motor Dynamo can be made as successful as it apparently should be, it will make an increased market for lamps in places where now we have no chance, or where the Westinghouse Alternating System will be used. I appreciate Mr. Johnson's unwillingness to take hold of a machine which is already antiquated by greater improvements, but feel that the improvements should be quickly decided upon, or otherwise, the mere fact of contemplating improvements kills what we have at present." Yours truly, Francis R. Upton [TAE Marginalia: "Its being made here E."]




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