[D8905ADQ], Letter from Philip Sidney Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, June 1st, 1889


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[D8905ADQ], Letter from Philip Sidney Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, June 1st, 1889

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"Your esteemed faorof the 17th ult came duly to hand. I am working up the question of labor duties +c., in Germany, Franace and Belgium and hope by next mail to send you a detailed account. ## At present I am strongly in favor of Antwerp as being about as good a place as any for manufacturing purposes, particularly for such work as you propose. I haveadvertised for such factory property as you may require, but in a quiet way, and hope to have places &c., to send you soon.##The possibility of starting a Lamp Factory soon here surprises me very much, as I [have?]not been notified of any change in our contracts, but I am sure that it would pay splendidly, and hope if this should happen, that you all keep the matter personally in our hands.##I met Mr. Dick in Paris, was with him several days. He has thoroughly worked up the French field for "Dolls" and I understand he is much pleased with the result at present. Mr. Dick is in Nurnberg on his way to Vienne.##A branch of the Western Elec. Co. of New York & Chicago, The Bell Tel.. Mfg. Co. have a factory here, and are doing splendidly. I really tink they make 100% every year. The Foreman tells me it is wholly on account of good cheap labor. They employ mostly boys & girls over sixteen years. A fine factory property just sold here to a German Co. for the price of the Land alone, about $8000."




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