GOVERNOR CHARLES EDISON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/05/1929 - HFSID 218185
CHARLES EDISON. Partly Printed Check signed: "Charles Edison" as President-Vice President of the Edison Botanic Research Corporation and "J.Y. Miller" as Treasurer, 8¼x3. West Orange, New Jersey, 1929 March 5.
Sale Price $722.50
CHARLES EDISON. Partly Printed Check signed: "Charles Edison" as President-Vice President of the Edison Botanic Research Corporation and "J.Y. Miller" as Treasurer, 8¼x3. West Orange, New Jersey, 1929 March 5. Drawn on the account of Edison Botanic Research Corporation at Savings Investment & Trust Co., East Orange, New Jersey. Check No. 1464. Payable to Florida Power & Light Co. for $66.60. This check was signed in the year of the 50th anniversary of the incandescent lamp, which Charles Edison's father, Thomas Alva Edison, had invented on October 21, 1879. During the time period of this check (1927-1931), the elder Edison, who founded the Botanic Research Corp., was endeavoring to find a source for rubber from domestic plants. His laboratory for such was in Florida. Shortly before his death on October 18, 1931, his laboratory developed vulcanized rubber from goldenrods. Charles, the first son of Edison's second wife, Mina Miller, had been named President of Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated in 1927. In 1945, following public service as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1937-1939), Secretary of the Navy (1939-1940) and Governor of New Jersey (1941-1944), he resumed direction of the Edison Industries. Circular cancellation holes touch the "J" in Miller's signature. Light show through of bank stamp on verso just touches the "n" in Edison. Fine condition.
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