[LB015068], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Societe Electrique Edison, December 27th, 1882


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[LB015068], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Societe Electrique Edison, December 27th, 1882

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Your favor of [18]th inst came duly to hand I am sorry that Acheson should have given you so much trouble & am obliged to you for writing me the facts.##In any contract you may make with rival firms or companies I think great care should be exercised to confine a working arrangement to the Isolated Business as in the future you will find it of the highest importance to keep the monopoly of the Central Station business entirely to yourself. If you license others (such as [----]) to use the lamp on other parts of the system for central Station purposes you may find yourself in the position of one of your own businesses being your competitor in the Central Station business. At present but little importance is attached to the Central Station business by rival Companies so that I should imagaine that you will have but little difficulty in confining any agreement, of the character I refer to, to the Isolated business.##In Article II of the "Points of Contract proposed to Prof Colombo by Messrs Siemens & Halske" it is stated that the Edison Co shall only use S. & H. machines & lamps for Arc Lighting. I think it would be unwise to make such an arrangement as it would [lend] the Italian Co to use devices which are decidedly inferior to others at present in use




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