[D8836AAK], Letter from Frank R Chinnock to Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1888


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[D8836AAK], Letter from Frank R Chinnock to Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1888

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"I beg to inquire if you would object to my bringing a committee from Dover, N.J. to visit your laboratory on Friday the 20th inst. The Mayor of Dover, and a number of Councilmen of that town will be with me on above date. ### This Central Station business I am afraid will be the death of me. If I lose this contract I can assure you that, in my opinion, my life in the electric light business will be very short, and therefore I bring this committee to your laboratory for the sole purpose of impressing on them that whatever improvements are made in the Edison System that their Co. will receive the benefit of them at any future time. They also expressed a desire to see the Municipal System, and it is far more convenient for me to bring them out to the laboratory than to take them out to Brockton, Mass, which is the most convenient municipal plant. I trust this will not annoy you, and that ht eCommittee will have the pleasure of meeting you. This is a desperate fight between the Westinghouse, U.S. Co. and Edison." Yours very truly, F. R. Chinnock [Marginalia: "Tate Tell him that he is at liberty to bring any committee at any time he may desire. E" "Ans Apl 19/88"]




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