[This note covers the entire set of Edison Co. for Isolated Lighting Bulletins.]
This bound volume contains eleven bulletins issued by the Edison Co. for Isolated Lighting during the period May 1885-June 1886. These bulletins contain brief accounts of the activities of the various Edison electric light companies and of developments in the electric lighting field. Included are testimonials from Edison's customers, lists of isolated plants, and reprints of articles from newspapers and journals. There are also printed copies of letters by Edison, Francis R. Upton, and Edward Weston regarding comparative light bulb tests conducted by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, along with reports of the test results; letters by Upton and William E. Sawyer relating to electric light litigation between Edison and Sawyer; comparisons between the Edison system and competing gas and electric light systems; and descriptions of Edison's exhibits at electrical exhibitions in Paris (1881), Boston (1883), Cincinnati (1883), Louisville (1883), and New Orleans (1884). The spine is stamped "Edison Company Bulletins for Agents 1885-1886." Each bulletin is individually paginated. Bulletins 4, 5, and 13 are missing. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.