This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the financial and administrative operations of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and its constituent concerns. The selected documents for 1913 consist primarily of minutes from meetings of the Electrical Dept. Committee. Also included are interoffice communications by Edison and managers William Maxwell and Carl H. Wilson, along with minutes of the Bates Machine Committee. The documents pertain to kinetophones, phonographs, marine products, rectifiers, home lighting systems, and primary and storage batteries. There is discussion of advertisements, product orders, and production schedules; the development of shaving machines; and the resignation of Paul H. Cromelin, managing director of Thomas A. Edison, Ltd., in London. There are also references to the machine tool shop at the West Orange laboratory. In addition, there is correspondence with the New Jersey Commissioner of Labor concerning unsatisfactory work conditions in Edisonís oxide and reducing departments. The committee minutes appear at the end of the folder.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected includes accounting statements and routine periodic reports. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.