[HX88018B3], Statute, France. General Assembly, September 22nd, 1888

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[HX88018B3], Statute, France. General Assembly, September 22nd, 1888

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[note: page 1 is missing] Summary: Lighting, Setting & Attendance to the Electric Lights during the Exposition. Incandescent Lamps of 16 c.p 60 francs each ($12.00) Incandescent Lamps of 10 c.p 45 francs each ($9.00) Arc lights of 500 c.p 500 francs each ($100.00) Arc lights of 1000 c.p each 750 francs each ($150.00) Motive Power Up to 500 hours (supply of current) 50 centimes per h.p hour (10c.) Beyond 500 h.p hours (supply of current) 40 centimes per h.p hour (8c.) The above prices comprise setting up, supply, and replacement of lamps. The prices are established for the entire period of lighitng, 900 hours at the maximum, and will be paid even if the lamps have not been used. Half of the payment is to be made at the time of the starting of the lights, and half three months later. For each hor beyond 900 hours, the following extra charge will be made: For one 16 c.p incandescent lamp, 4 centimes (4/5c.) For one 10 c.p incandescent lamp, 3 centimes (3/5c.) For an arc light of 500 c.p 75 centimes (15c.) For an arc light of 1000 c.p 1 franc (20c.) Art. 2 Applications for power from the Exhibitors or lesees on the Champ-de-Mars will be addressed directly to the Administrator of the Syndicate. The Administrator will utilize as much public lighting for the purpose of private lighting as he deems expedient. Art. 3 If there is no spare public power, then the Syndicate will grant permission to any subscriber to furnish his own machinery and material to produce his own light at his own expense and risk. Art. 4 Amdherents who wish to participate in this private lighting must notify the Administration before Nov. 1st 1888, and indicate the number and kind of lamps they intend using. Art. 5 concessioners of p[rivate lighting need to conform to regulations that they receive from the Direction of the Syndicate, and face the consequences if they violate them. Art. 6 As payment for furnishing private lighting, concessioners are to pay 10 per cent of their receipts from their concessions. That is to say: the Syndicate will take in any sum due for its lighting, and will disburse it to its concessioners at the rate of 9/10of the price of the tariff. Art. 7 The prices of the tariff are established for a maximum term of 900 hours, together with a special tax for the supplementary hours. The Direction of the Syndicate will hold register the tariff of the lighting of each lamp for private lighting. Every week, all subscribers will register the hours during which they desire to have the light the following week. The lamps will be extinguished at 11:30 pm at the latest. Art. 8 In case some lamps become extinguished, the agent of the Syndicate on service at the Champs-de-Mars will be notified, and any complaint subscribers may have about bills should be addressed to the Administraiton of the syndicate within 24 hours. Art. 9 If any dispite arises between the subscribers and the Administration of the Syndicate, the Director General of the Exploitation is to decide the case. Note. The private lighting has been realized under the auspicies of the syndicate and was borrowed, first from the general electric stations whose public services did not absorb the entire power corresponding to the subscription. Then this lighting was left in charge of those adherents who have entirely fulfilled their engagements toward the Syndicate and who still had some power at their disposition. Second Contract for Public Lighting. Between the undersigned: The President of the Counsel, Minister of Commerce, of Indistry and of the Colonies, General Commissioner of the Exposition of 1889 and Messrs. Hippolyte Fontaine, Administrator of the Society, Paul Lemmonier, silent partner Pol Fabry, delegated Administrator of the Society of Electric Lighting Louis Rau, delegated Administrator of the Edison Continental Co., [Note: Emphasizing that Rau is Edison's connection to this document] The following has been agreed: A contract has been made Feb. 15th, 1888 turned over a certain part of the evening admissions to the syndicate. Prior to this agreement the law of April 5th 1889 authorized the circulation of 1,200,000 bonds of 25 francs each, to which was attched a coupon of 25 tickets. Fontaine agreed to accept 1,800,000 francs intended to replace revenue from the evening admissions. Therefore the Feb. 15th contract has been modified: Art. 1--The syndicate administrators agree to A. Provide lighting at their own expense and risk at the Exposition, through the Machinery Hall, the Palace of Fine Arts, the galleries Rapp and Dessaix, etc., finally to the fountains and basins lighted under the water. The area of the proposed lighting will cover 300,000 sq. metres and a total capacity of 150,000 carcel lights with a motive power of about 3000 steam horse power. B. To furnish the necessary electricity for the lighting of the exhibitors or those furnishing their own light, complying with the tariff approved by the Minister of Commerce and Industry. The use of electricity is not compulsory to the exhibitors, but the Syndicate will have a monopoly on electric lighting. Art. 2 In exchange, the syndicate will receive 1,800,000 francs payable each month in six payments of 300,000 francs. The first payment will be made June 6th, and the sixth payment Nov. 6th. Art. 3 The plans and specifications for installation and construction will be submitted to te Director-General of the Works or the Director-General of Exploitation, who have the right to make modifications. If the Administration insists on any extra electroliers or fixtures of a certain model, they assume the cost themselves. All public or private installations need to be examined and approved by either the General Direction of the Works or by the General Direction of the Management. Art. 4 The Administration reserves the right to impose a fine upon the Syndicate every time the number of extinguished incandescent lamps surpasses one-tenth of the total number given in the table above, or the number of arc lamps also given in the table above. The fine will be 3 francs per arc light, or 10 centimes per incandescent lamp. The amount will be deducted from the $300,000 payment the Syndicate is to receive each month. Art. 5 Fontaine, Lemmonier, Fabry and Rau shall be held to all the conditions of the specifications and the general directions imposed on the contractors of the Exposition, approved August 26th, 1886, with the conditions imposed on the exhibitors and lessees admitted within the Exposition, and with the regulations of the police. Art. 6 Fontain, Lemmonier, Fabry and Rau are charged with the following rights and responsibilities: To come up with the conditions for subscription to supply electricity within the parks and galleries of the Champ-de-Mars [Note: Continuity between these two pages, 8 and 9?] Art. 1 The Syndicate will furnish electric light to all exhibitors and lessees within the Champ-de-Mars who will subscribe for the term of the Exposition to the conditions of the policy and the following tariff approved by administerial order dated Sep. 6th, 1888 Tariff. Lighting, Setting and attendance to lights during the term of Exposition, Incandescent lamps 16 c.p 60 francs each ($22.00) Incandescent lamps 10 c.p 45 francs each ($9.00) Arc lights, 500 c.p 500 francs each ($100.00) Arc lilghts 1000 c.p 750 francs each ($150.00) Power up to 500 h.p hours (supply of current) 50 centimes per h.p hour (10c.) Power beyond 500 h.p hours (supply of current) 40 centimes per h.p hour (8) The above prices comprise the installation, supply, maintenance and replacement of the lamps. The entire apparatus is at the expense of the subscriber. The prices are established for the entire period of lighting, of 900 hours at the maximum, and will be paid even if the lamps have not been used. One-half of the payment will be made at the time of the starting of the lights, and one-half three months later; and for each hour beyong the 900 hours, the following additional charge per hour will be made: Per one 16 c.p incandescent lamp, 4 centimes (4/5c) Per one 10 c.p incandescent lamp, 3 centimes (3/5c) Per an arc light of 500 c.p 75 centimes (15c) For an arc light of 1000 c.p 1 franc (20c) Art. 2 The prices of the tariff are established for a maximum term of 900 hours, together with a special tax for the supplementary hours. The Syndicate will hold a register which will indicate the tariff of the lighting of each lamp for private lighting. In this register subscribers will weekly indicate the number of hours of lighting they desire the following week. The lamps will be extinguished at 11:30 pm at the latest. Art. 3 Payment due for lighting which surpasses 900 hours of working will take place every week at the time of inscription on the register of application of lighting for the following week. Art. 4 The prices of the tariff for the power only refer to the sale of the current, and do not refer to the furnishing of receptacles and conductors. A special treaty will be made in each case annexed to the present policy, to regulate any question relating to the way of payment and supplementary furnishings if necessary. Art. 5 In case of extinction of some lamps, the subscribers shall immediately notify the Syndicate's agent. Any complaints about bills shall be addressed to the Administration of the Syndicate within 24 hours. Art. 6 The subscribers cannot modify their electrical equipment without an order of the Agents of the Syndicate, who are to be given free access for inspection of the wires. Art. 7 In case of momentary disruption of th flow of electricity, the Syndicate will not be liable for any amount beyond the value of the light not furnished. Art. 8 any application for lighting supply or any compaint about private lighting service shall be addressed directly to the Administration of the Syndicate. All calculation of amount due by the subscribers will be made exclusively by the Syndicate. The syndicate has full responsibility and benefit of subscribed engagements. Any disagreements between subscriber and the Administration of the Syndicate are to be brought to the Director General of Exploitation. [The last page appears to be an order form/contract for subscriptions/services of the Syndicate, for specific quantities of electricity]

Date

1888-09-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

HX88-F

Microfilm ID

145:164

Document ID

HX88018B3

Publisher

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