[X154A5BZ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, March 13th, 1886

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Abstract

[Iso Co. letterhead] Talked with Chinnock about American Exchange Natl Bank. They never had an isolated plant but took current from Pearl St., which is overloaded so lights often run low. "Many of the heaviest customers are finding out that by owning their own plant they can regulate their light to suit themselves & produced it for about 40 cents instead of abt. 2.25 In consequence of this we have sold a number of Isolated Plants in this District, notably Mills Building, American Express, NY World, NY Herald," etc. Others asking us for bids. "Whitelaw Reid is bitterly anti-Edison for some reason...He would not give us a chance....that he takes the Edison Lt from us at his private residence is due to the fact that he can get the Electric Light in no other way." Dismisses criticism in Pope's Electrician, etc.

Date

1886-03-13

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X154A5BZ

Folder Set

X154A5

Title

[X154A5BZ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, March 13th, 1886

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Publisher

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

Timestamp

March 13, 1886