Company Records Series -- Edison Manufacturing Company
This ledger covers the period May 1900-November 1917, with several entries from November 1926. As the account book of final entry it summarizes transactions pertaining to the production and sale of primary batteries, motion picture films and equipment, phonoplex circuits, and other items manufactured and marketed by the Edison Manufacturing Co. Included are accounts detailing transactions with Edison, the National Phonograph Co., and other domestic and foreign companies. Accounts continued from the pre-incorporation company are designated as "Edison Mfg. Co. (Old Co.)" and "Old Company General Expense." Among the motion picture accounts are "negative film subjects," "film subjects," "New York film plant," and "Eastman Kodak Co. royalty." Other accounts detail sales, cash, general expenses, and stock transactions. The spine is labeled, "General Ledger," "May 8th, 1900, 1911, Feb. 28th," "Edison Mfg Co" and "5." The book contains 373 numbered pages and an index; many pages are blank.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.