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Edison General File Series -- 1911: (E-11-19) Battery, Storage -- Federal Storage Battery Car Co
[E1119]

This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the design, manufacture, and commercial promotion of battery-powered streetcars produced by the Federal Storage Battery Car Co. Included is discussion of Edison's purchase of property in Silver Lake, New Jersey, on behalf of the company, along with references to their problems with Miller Reese Hutchison's Klaxon horn. Among the correspondents are Ralph H. Beach, president of the company; William G. Bee, sales manager of the Edison Storage Battery Co.; and Frank L. Dyer, vice president and general counsel of the Edison Storage Battery Co. Other correspondents include W. Douglas Lysnar, mayor of Gisborne, New Zealand; F. S. Spence of the Toronto Board of Control; and William W. and Lucien Wheatly, sales representatives in Chicago.

Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of letters of transmittal, memoranda regarding billing procedures, and circular letters.

Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Document Count: 43
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     1911 (248:815) Federal Storage Battery Car Co -- Business Records
     01/03/1911 (248:816) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(New York Telegram) TAE name; Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction [Cover Document and Attachment; Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     01/23/1911 (248:819) Wheatly, William Walter to Edison, Thomas Alva
(East St Louis Columbia and Waterloo Railway; Dyer, Frank Lewis; Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Conrades, Edwin H) Management (companies and organizations); Electric traction; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment; Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
(Wheatly, William Walter) Sales and service; Electric traction [Attachment/Enclosure]
(Wheatly, William Walter; Edison, Thomas Alva) Sales and service; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
(Wheatly, William Walter) Sales and service; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
(Erie Railroad Co; Edison, Thomas Alva) Sales and service; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     01/19/1911 (248:833) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Wheatly, William Walter
(Conrades, Edwin H) Sales and service; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     01/00/1911 (248:835) Dyer, Frank Lewis to Miller, Harry Frederick
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Edison, Thomas Alva) [Attachment/Enclosure]
     01/31/1911 (248:836) Moore, Miller F to Edison, Thomas Alva
(New York Globe; Beach, Ralph Hamilton; New York Commercial Advertiser) Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction [Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     02/08/1911 (248:837) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Toronto. Board of Control; Westinghouse Electric Co; Spence, F S) International business operations; Sales and service; Electric traction; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment]
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton) International business operations; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure; Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
(Atlantic City and Shore Railroad Co; Miller, Harry Frederick; Erie Railroad Co; Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Akarman, John Nelson; Westinghouse Church Kerr & Co) TAE opinions and prejudices; Financial operations (companies and organizations); Electric traction; Electric battery
     05/00/1911 (248:849) Nucoa Butter Co -- Circulars and Brochures
(Silver Lake Property; Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Edison, Thomas Alva) Property [Marginalia by Beach, Ralph Hamilton Edison, Thomas Alva]
     06/03/1911 (248:854) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(MacAndrews and Forbes Co; Ransom, William E) Property; Contracts and other legal concerns [Cover Document and Attachment]
(Silver Lake Property) Purchases; Property; Contracts and other legal concerns [Attachment/Enclosure]
(Silver Lake Property; Edison (Thomas A.) Inc; Dyer, Frank Lewis; Edison, Thomas Alva) Purchases; Property; Contracts and other legal concerns [Attachment/Enclosure]
     06/05/1911 (248:857) Wheatly, Lucien to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Chicago Record Herald; Bucklen, Herbert E; Beach, Ralph Hamilton) Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment]
     06/05/1911 (248:859) Gooden, James to Edison, Thomas Alva
TAE opinions and prejudices; Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction; Electric battery [Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     06/09/1911 (248:860) Smith, Harold Hooper to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton) Testing and quality control; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment]
     06/08/1911 (248:861) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Smith, Harold Hooper; Scott, LeRoy; Dick Kerr & Co Ltd; Hanford, George Bennett) International business operations; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure; Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     05/24/1911 (248:864) Stewart, Willis N to Hanford, George Bennett
(Morgan (J.P.) & Co; Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Edison, Thomas Alva) International business operations; Competition and market structure; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     05/26/1911 (248:866) Stewart, Willis N to Hanford, George Bennett
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Edison, Thomas Alva; Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft) International business operations; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     05/23/1911 (248:867) Dick Kerr & Co Ltd to Beach, Ralph Hamilton
Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     06/09/1911 (248:868) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
     06/13/1911 (248:869) Edison, Thomas Alva to Beach, Ralph Hamilton
Electric battery
     07/08/1911 (248:871) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Hutchison, Miller Reese) Electric traction; Sound and acoustics [Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     07/17/1911 (248:873) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Erie Railroad Co) Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction [Cover Document and Attachment]
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton) Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     08/15/1911 (248:875) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Silver Lake Property; Bee, William George) Travel (TAE and family); Financial operations (companies and organizations); Sales and service; Testing and quality control; Electric traction
     08/18/1911 (248:878) Lysnar, William Douglas to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Nash, James Alfred) International business operations; Electric traction; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment; Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     08/00/1911 (248:881) Edison, Thomas Alva -- Memoranda
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Bee, William George) Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure; Marginalia by Bee, William George]
     08/00/1911 (248:882) Edison, Thomas Alva to Miller, Harry Frederick
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Lysnar, William Douglas) Electric traction [Attachment/Enclosure]
     08/18/1911 (248:883) Witty, J Yodrig to Edison, Thomas Alva
Newspapers, books, other publications; Electric traction; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment; Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
     10/09/1911 (248:885) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
Management (companies and organizations); Competition and market structure; Electric traction [Cover Document and Attachment]
Electric traction; Electric battery
     10/16/1911 (248:889) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(Lysnar, William Douglas) International business operations; Sales and service; Electric traction; Electric battery [Cover Document and Attachment]
     06/03/1911 (248:890) Lysnar, William Douglas to Nash, James Alfred
(Beach, Ralph Hamilton; Edison, Thomas Alva) International business operations; Electric traction; Electric battery [Attachment/Enclosure]
     10/19/1911 (248:894) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(General Electric Co; Miller, Harry Frederick; Clarke, William J; Frame-Thomson, Thomas) Electric traction [Marginalia by Edison, Thomas Alva]
(Segelbaum, E E) Electric traction; Sound and acoustics
     12/05/1911 (248:896) Federal Storage Battery Car Co -- Reports and Statements
Financial operations (companies and organizations); Electric traction; Electric battery
     12/22/1911 (248:897) Beach, Ralph Hamilton to Edison, Thomas Alva
(American Electric Railroad Assn; Brady, Arthur W) Electric traction; Electric battery