[Science, Medicine & Mathematics] [Edison, Thomas A.]
Mini-Archive Relating to the Edison Electric Light Company
New York, 1878-1887. Including:
1. Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation. October 25, 1878. 5 pp. on legal size paper, stapled at top. Signed by Deputy Secretary of the State of New York.
2. Annual Report...January 1, 1885. 2 pp. on legal size sheets, tied with red ribbon at top. Signed twice by President Eugene Crowell, and additionally signed by seven of the trustees.
3. "The Edison Electric Light. The Legal and Commerical Status". 8vo. Illustrated with nine engraved illustrations of Edison's lamps. Original limp orange wrappers, front wrapper and some leaves at front separated.
4. "Report on the Board of Trustees to the Stockholders, at the Annual Meeting, October 25, 1887". 8vo. Original gray limp wrappers, front wrapper separating, scattered soiling.The Edison Electric Light Company was founded on October 15, 1878 to support Edison's lighting research, with financial and organizational support provided by Grosvenor P. Lowrey, J.P. Morgan, and others. In 1890 the company merged with several other Edison companies to become the Edison General Electric Company, and by 1892 with the merger of Thomson-Houston Companies, General Electric.