[D8833ABE1], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 3rd, 1888

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Abstract

"Kindly advise us whehter you condier it advisable to continue paying taxes on the Holzer Belgian patent, # 79945?" Yours truly, The Edison Lamp Company per F.R. Upton "P.S. Dyer & Seely describe the patent as one "relating to the muncipal lamps now in use in which a third wire sealed in the glass holds out of operation a spring cut out which is released and closes a sharp circuit around the lamp when it is fused by the current which passes in it, when an arc forms across the borken filament."" [TAE marginalia: "I was under the impression I invented this. There must be some mistake [unclear] as if described below correctly its our present lamp--perhaps you had it take it out so as to not interfere with foreign contracts [unclear] you better keep it alive E."]

Date

1888-05-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8833ABE1

Folder Set

D8833

Title

[D8833ABE1], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, May 3rd, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:364

Publisher

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

Timestamp

May 3, 1888