[MU113], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 28th, 1887

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead: The Edison Lamp Co.] Letter discusses the lawsuit with Westinghouse. Says he is willing to take the blame for the delay on the Westinghouse converter. Further states that he is in favor of he should be able to experiment on the converter and that the Edison Machine Works should offer one through "outside parties." He also disagreed with Chinnock about how they were experimenting. Wants an answer to this question: "Did you not commence a series of experiments regarding the converter system by the purchase from us of an alternating machine with converters?" He ends the letter by saying that his opposition to the converter purchase was only due to the method it was being procured. He did not want to stand in the way of TAE's experiments.

Date

1887-11-28

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

MU113

Folder Set

MU10

Title

[MU113], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 28th, 1887

Microfilm ID

95:830

Publisher

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