THOMAS A. EDISON - CORPORATE MINUTES PAGE SIGNED 12/1917 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR CHARLES EDISON, STEPHEN B. MAMBERT, HARRY F. MILLER, THERON I. CRANE, WILLIAM E. HORNE, HERMAN E. KIEFER, WALTER S. MALLORY, CLARENCE E. MILLER, WILLIAM H. SHELMERDINE, THOMAS M. THOMPSON - HFSID 38846
Sale Price $1,530.00
THOMAS A. EDISON, CHARLES EDISON, WALTER S. MALLORY and OTHERS: EDISON
PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY. Partly Printed DS: "Thos A
Edison", "Charles Edison", "Theron I.
Crane", "William H. Shelmerdine", "Herman E.
Kiefer", "Walter S. Mallory", "Stephen B.
Mambert", "Clarence Miller" and "Wm E.
Horne" under "Read and Approved" and "H.F. Miller"
as Secretary pro tem, 1p, 8½x14. No place, circa December 1917.
Last page of the corporate minutes for The Edison Portland Cement Company.
THOMAS A. EDISON (1847-1931) organized the Edison Portland Cement Company on
April 15, 1899. The plant utilized ore processing equipment developed for
Edison's unsuccessful ore milling venture during the 1890s. In the winter of
1901, the inventor supervised construction of the Edison Portland Cement
Company works at Stewartsville, New Jersey, near large limestone deposits.
An explosion at the company's coal grinding plant in 1903 resulted in the death
of eight workers, including Chief Engineer Edward A. Darling, and the closure of
the plant for redesign. By 1905, the company produced 3,000 barrels of cement
per day. In 1908, Edison signed a cross-licensing agreement with the North
American Portland Cement Company for mutual use of important cement patents.
By the mid-1920s, the firm was the fourth largest producer of cement in the
U.S. CHARLES EDISON (1890-1969), the eldest of two sons born to
Edison and his second wife, Mina Miller, later became a national recognized
corporate executive and served as Secretary of the Navy (1940) and
Governor of New Jersey (1941-1943). In 1948, Charles, the majority
stockholder of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., founded the philanthropic Brook
Foundation (renamed the Charles Edison Fund after his death). Lightly soiled at
blank right margin. 3 file holes at blank left margin, ¼-inch paper loss to left
of each. Overall, fine condition.
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