[D8831AAR], Letter from Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Williamsport), Phillips B Shaw to Thomas Alva Edison, February 29th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"At the last meeting of the stockholders of the Sunbury Co the Heim Bro's held the "trump cards" by having a majority of the stock and elected their own board of directors. On Saturday last I purchased the entire interest of the Heim's and now have their stock in my possession. Mr Wilson S. Hewell formely of New Brunswick N.J. will go there tomorrow and go over the plant elecrically and put in shpae. I hope at an early date to furnish you statistics that will show up an actual earning on your stock investment. Mr Hess was elected Pres't of the company tonight, and we expect to move the General Offices to Williamsport, Pa., ### have you any suggestions to make that will aid us in the economy of the operating of the plant? I am waiting patiently to hear from you regarding the "Phongraph" and when you are ready would like to come down and hear the thing operate." TAE marg:: "Write Shaw & say will let him know about phono. Soon--say new Lamps are showing better life than expected that I have 200 set up at 16 cp each 240 could be per up for test 100 of these are right out [unclear] average life today 147 hours none broken. By next winter I' have 20 per hp. E" "Ans Mch 6/88"]

Date

1888-02-29

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8831AAR

Folder Set

D8831

Title

[D8831AAR], Letter from Edison Electric Illuminating Co (Williamsport), Phillips B Shaw to Thomas Alva Edison, February 29th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:150

Publisher

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