[LB016151], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison Electric Light Co, Spencer Borden, April 16th, 1883

Item

Abstract

I have your favor of 11th inst & in reply I would state that I have carefully looked into the question of the selling price of the Newk. & I have come to the conclusion that the price named in Mr Moores letter to you (returned herewith) is perfectly fair.##The Machine Works will have to charge the Isolated Co $150.00 more for the new machine than they did for the old one In installing such machines the Isolated Co will have to put 100 more lamps ($100) & 100 more sockets ($100) & also an Automatic Regulator ($300) making further total charges above the cost of the old Installation of $650. Besides this their will be an increased breakage of lamps upon the starting of the Plant and this I understand the Isolated Co makes good without charge. In the face of these figures I do not think it would be fair to charge less than $4000.00 for the 350 Light Installations & I see no reason why the Customer should object to pay this

Date

1883-04-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB016151

Folder Set

LB016

Title

[LB016151], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison Electric Light Co, Spencer Borden, April 16th, 1883

Microfilm ID

82:326

Publisher

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