This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the primary batteries produced by the Edison Manufacturing Co. Most of the items are letters received by William E. Gilmore, vice president and general manager, concerning the pricing and supply of the batteries in the United States and Britain and the activities of competitors in the field. Many of the documents pertain to an agreement Gilmore negotiated with E. W. Rockafellow of the Western Electric Co. and James W. Gladstone of the Battery Supplies Co. for the settlement of patent infringement suits and cooperation in sales. A draft version of the agreement has been selected.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of routine correspondence regarding sales discounts; account statements with the Pennsylvania Iron Works Co.; and letters of transmittal and acknowledgment.
Related documents can be found in the Legal Department Records.