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.