[D8939ABB1], Letter from Philip Sidney Dyer to Francis Robbins Upton, April 1889

Item

Abstract

Harrison, N.J., April 5th, 1889####Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,####Laboratory,####Orange, N.J.####Dear Sir:--####The following is quotation from letter of Mr. P.S Dyer:--####Am sorry that you are troubled with competition in price of lamps, but think 60 cents is near the proper price for a good priced lamps has gone past, however the cost of a good lamp at 60 cents in the cost of an installation is so small that the price is low, and still allows of a good profit. Lamps are sold in Germany all around (50 cents) w marks. "Schuckert" pays about 2 marks, so he told me lately, but the general price in most parts of Europe is around 80 cents, (4 francs) I am now after an order for South America about 1000 monthly, and will reserve about 20 % royalty for the Edison Company. The Paris Co. are now fighting Siemens & Halske and may break with them, hope they will. The Paris Company claim that Siemens & Halske have been underselling them in Russia and Austria where they had a contract to keep the price up, I believe to 5 francs stiff, I feel that if our lamp keeps up in quality &c, that we will do a good business in Europe this fall and winter."####Yours truly,####EDISON LAMP CO.####By####Francis R. Upton####Treasurer####[name mentions: Edison Lamp Co., Francis R. Upton, Compagnie Continentale Edison, Siemens & Halske, P.S Dyer, "Schuckert," Thos Edison]

Date

1889-04-00

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8939ABB1

Folder Set

D8939

Title

[D8939ABB1], Letter from Philip Sidney Dyer to Francis Robbins Upton, April 1889

Microfilm ID

126:506

Publisher

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