Lot 936: Edison, Thomas



2015-09-16 14:11:49

Lot 936: Edison Thomas: (1847-1931) American Inventor Of The Phonograph And Light Bulb Among Many Other Items. An Amusing A.N.S., Edison, In Pencil, One Page, 4To, To His Son Charles. Written At The Bottom Of A T.L.S., A. Pedersen, [New Jersey], 15Th July 1919, To W.J.O'Dair, On Edison Storage Battery Company Letterhead. On The Typed Letter, Arthur Pedersen Protests Edison'S 'Memorandum In Which He States That We Are Losing A Large Amount Of Nickel In The Wash Water Of Filter Press-Iron-Nickel Mud', And Attempts To Correct The Record Saying 'The Wash Water From This Press Does Not Go Into The Brook At All But Is Caught In A Tank And Used In Our Platting. The Nickel Which Remains In The Mud Is Sold At A Very Good Figure.', And Ends Stating That They Need 'A Few Filter Presses And Pumps In Order To Prevent A Large Amount Of Nickel And Copper From Running Out Of The Factory.' Edison Forwards The Letter To His Son And States In Full 'Charles, This Man Is A Lemon, I Will Follow It Up Until We Save Every Bit Of It But I Want Nothing To Do With This Man.' A Good Note Associated With Edison'S Works. Very Light Crease And Few Small Edge Tears None Affecting The Texts Or Signatures. Vg Charles Edison (1890-1969) United States Secretary Of Navy Under Roosevelt, Governor Of New Jersey And Businessman. Son Of Thomas Edison And Mina Miller, A Daughter Of Inventors And An Important Partner On Thomas' Career. Charles Became President Of His Father'S Company Thomas A. Edison, Inc. In 1927, And Ran It Until It Was Sold In 1957. Arthur Zentgraf Pedersen (1885-1959) Worked For Edison From 1915-20 And 1939-52. Seems Like Pedersen Finished Working For Edison Shortly After This Letter Was Written. W.J.O'Dair Was An Edison Storage Battery Company Product Engineer. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £400-500
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