[D8840AAL], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Alfred Ord Tate, August 1888


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[D8840AAL], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Alfred Ord Tate, August 1888

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"Get up a letter and say I know nothing about it. That the Edison Lamp Co. is a separate amalgamation of many stockholders. That I could not control or prevent them from doing business anyhow they were legally established to do business. In fact I am absolutely powerless to prevent them legally or morally and the only way I could stop such a proceeding would be on the ground of friendship thich they the English co may be sure I will use. Say that the Lamp Co. here feel very sore over the strong competition of Swam Lamps sold by the British Co in this country. They tell me that the Swam Lamp is pushed in England to the exclusion of the Edison although normally people can get Edison lamps and that they do not see what difference it could make to the E. Swan Co if they sold there until the patents were decided etc. Tate you see what kind letter I want Fix one up and have Upton come and see me. E."







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