[LB018411], Letter from Samuel Insull to Francis Robbins Upton, September 23rd, 1884

Item

Abstract

Mr. Edison requested me to write to the London Co. and ask them whether they would be inclined to buy Swan lamps from you with a guaranteed life greater than those they now manufacture themselves and with our style of sockets on, or else the same style as they now put on Swan lamps.##Mr. Edison told me to quote a price of forty cents in lots of 2000 or more.##Inasmuch as you are now in direct communication with the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Co. of London, I think it would be far better if this letter was written by you. I do not think that Mr. Edison anticipated that they would accept this proposition, but I think he wanted to fish for the present cost of the manufacture of the Swan lamp to the Edison & Swan Co.

Date

1884-09-23

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB018411

Folder Set

LB018

Title

[LB018411], Letter from Samuel Insull to Francis Robbins Upton, September 23rd, 1884

Microfilm ID

82:851

Publisher

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

Timestamp

September 23, 1884

Item sets