[D8939ABC], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, April 10th, 1889

Item

Abstract

Harrison, N.J., April 10th, 1889####Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,####Laboratory, Orange, N.J.####[Handwritten: (Banebooa?) will know at present to fill the order]####WE have received a cable from Dyer as follows:####"Can I promise Milan 10 C.P. lamps, 3 watts and when ". We have replied to him "Promise Milan November".####We feel certain from results obtained in the Laboratory tests that no difficulty will be met in making 10 C.P. lamps to take 3 watts per candle. We have therefore accepted the responsibility of promising delivery. There is no question that if you can make a 10 C.P. lamp of this economy, we can very largely increase our lamp sales, as there is a large demand for this unit of light for decorating purposes in all public places like Cafes in Europe. The whole intention is to make the most show and to have the smallest unit of light, so as to point out that they have many hundreds lamps in their place. The people are not educated up to a clear appreciation of candle power, but to an appreciation of the number of lamps in use.####Yours truly,####EDISON LAMP CO.####By, Francis R. Upton####Treasurer####[name mentions: Francis R. Upton, Edison Lamp Co., Thos Edison]

Date

1889-04-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8939ABC

Folder Set

D8939

Title

[D8939ABC], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, April 10th, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:507

Publisher

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