Company Records Series -- Edison Manufacturing Company -- Financial Records
General Ledger (1890-1892)
This ledger covers the period August 1890-July 1892. As the account book of final entry, it summarizes transactions relating to the company's works at Silver Lake, N.J., its New York City office, and its operations in Europe. The accounts deal mainly with the primary battery business. Included are experimental and manufacturing accounts; payroll, advertisement, and sales accounts; accounts receivable; and records of general expenses. The account with Edison appears on pages 44-46. The spine of the canvas cover is stamped "General Ledger" and is labeled "Aug 1st 1890 to Dec 31st 1892" and "Edison Manufacturing Co." The leather spine is stamped "Ledger." The book contains 353 numbered pages; more than half of them are blank. The last entry appears on page 162.This book was microfilmed at a reduction ratio of 16:1.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.