[D8839ACS], Letter from Frazar & Co to Thomas Alva Edison, December 17th, 1888

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Abstract

[Yokohama] "We have received opies of your letters of Nov. 7th addressed to the Allgemaine Electricitate Gesellschaft, Berlin, and the Cie. Continentale Edison, Paris, and thank you for explaining to these companies the position of affairs in Japan and China. ### It is very unfortunate that the Berlin Co. opened negotiations with the Niwas to sell them a central station plant for Nagoya, without first consulting you as to their rights in Japan and China. Niwa sent home reports that Germany was the cheapest place in the world to buy electrical materials, that Edison dynamos and Lamps were much cheaper there than anywhere else, all owing to the low scale of wages paid in Germany and finally that he had secured agents in japan. It is important that this should be done promptly as we understand the contract for the Nagoya plant has not yet been definitely closed. In the meantime we have under sever competition sold in Nagoya an Edison plant of 300 lights."

Author

Date

1888-12-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8839ACS

Folder Set

D8839

Title

[D8839ACS], Letter from Frazar & Co to Thomas Alva Edison, December 17th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:769

Publisher

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