[CE88058], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Francis Robbins Upton, November 22nd, 1888

Item

Abstract

With reference to Article 4 of the revised contract between the Edison Electric Light Co. of Europe, Ltd., the Continentale Edison and Thomas A. Edison, I find that the following provision is made with respect to the patents which Mr. Edison is to offer to the Cie Continentale Edison:--##"Mr. Edison undertakes to offer to the Cie Continentale Edison in the countries in which it has a right to work, patents of new inventions, which he may make relating to Electric light and to the transmission of motive power."##I do not see how Mr Edison's Pyro-Magnetic Generator is covered by this provisions. The contract states very clearly that Mr. Edison is to offer his inventions relating to the transmission of motive power. The Pyromagnetic Machine is a generator of motive power. If Mr. Edison had taken out paents on a method of transmitting power, it would come under the provision of Article 4 fo the above agreement, but as his patent does not relate to transmitting, I cannot see how the French Company has a right to it under the above agreement.##Do you consider this a fair point for argument?

Date

1888-11-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

CE88058

Folder Set

CE88

Title

[CE88058], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Francis Robbins Upton, November 22nd, 1888

Microfilm ID

158:441

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University