[LB031335], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison General Electric Co, Henry Villard, July 18th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"Referring to your verbal request for my opinion as to making a contract with the house of Siemens & Halske, I beg to state that I am in favor of an arrangement being made, whereby close business relations would be established between the General Company and that firm. I think it would be desirable to obtain from Siemens & Halske a complete plant for the manufacture of underground cables for telegraph, telephone and electric lighting service (except such portions of the plant as can be manufactured on our own establishments to better advantage), and give the cable a fair trial, having the right to use the cable thereafter so far as the conditions of our business may make it desirable for us to do so. I see no objection to our using the Siemens cable system instead of our own, wit the exception of the reservation above made, and I am confident that the General Company would work up a large and profitable outside business in Siemens cables in a comparatively short space of time." Yours very truly, [signed] TAE

Date

1889-07-18

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB031335

Folder Set

LB031

Title

[LB031335], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison General Electric Co, Henry Villard, July 18th, 1889

Microfilm ID

139:538

Publisher

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