[LB057429], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, May 31st, 1893


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[LB057429], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, May 31st, 1893




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


May 31, 1893.
My dear Mr. Edison,-
I enclose herewith a letter from Mr. Gladstone in regard to the English agency. I do not care to accept this proposition, inasmuch as the young man in question has no standing in London, and I would rather do no business at all than to have partial or incompetent representation. I think you will agree with me as to this.
I believe you met Mr. Hirst, who represents The General Electric Company of London. This concern is not connected in any way with the General Electric Co., of America. Mr. P. S. Dyer informs me that Hirst's Company transact the largest supply business in London, and they are expanding very rapidly. They desire to represent the Edison Manufacturing Co., and I want to make them a proposition. So far as batteries and motors are concerned, I can do this now, but I wish to obtain your advice in regard to Kennelly devices. We ought to pay Kennelly a royalty on these. How much do you think it should be? We will net not less than $30 each on ampere meters, volt meters, and there will be a large margin of profit in the volt indicators for high pressures.
Yours very truly,
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