Company Records Series -- Edison Manufacturing Company -- Financial Records
General Ledger (1897-1903)
This ledger covers the period March 1897-May 1903. As the account book of final entry, it summarizes transactions relating to the company's works at the Silver Lake, N. J., its New York City office, and its operations in Europe. Included are accounts pertaining to motion pictures, phonographs, primary batteries, fan motors, x-rays, and talking dolls; advertising, stock, and depreciation accounts; experimental and manufacturing accounts; payroll, advertisement, and sales accounts; accounts receivable; and records of general expenses. The account with Edison appears on page 35. The spine is stamped "General Ledger No. 4 Edison Mfg. Co." and is labeled "March 1st 1897 to May 29th 1903" The book contains 373 numbered pages, many of which are blank, and an index. The last entry appears on page 221.This book was microfilmed at a reduction ratio of 16:1.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.