[LB007717], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Joshua Franklin Bailey, Theodore Puskas, July 19th, 1882

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Abstract

Your favor of 26th June came to hand during my absence from home and hence the delay in replying thereto.##We receive the same complaint from England but I think if you look closely into the matter you will find that they are unfounded. The Siemens machine is far from being economical. They are built without the slightest regard as to what it will cost to run them. I think when you complain of the prime cost of the machine you should at the same time give a statement of the comparative cost of running an Edison 60 Light Plant & a Siemens 60 Light Plant.##I am fully alive to the importance of bringing down the price of dynamos but as I am now selling them at next to cost there is not much chance of my doing so. I have however decided to quote all the small machines we [or] Light (8) 60 Light (Z) 150 Light (1/2), 250 Light (K), fob New York and this will make a very material reduction. You will find I have billed the machines recently sent you on this basis.##You will also notice that the cost of the 150 & 250 Light machines is really much less proportionately than that of the 60 Light machine.##I will certainly reduce prices to you at the first opportunity but I think as you get deeper into the manufacturing business you will find my prices are not high

Date

1882-07-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB007717

Folder Set

LB007

Title

[LB007717], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Joshua Franklin Bailey, Theodore Puskas, July 19th, 1882

Microfilm ID

80:729

Publisher

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

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