[D0122AAD], Letter from Oscar T Taylor, Exhibition. Buffalo Pan-American (1901) to Dyer Edmonds and Dyer, June 13th, 1901


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[D0122AAD], Letter from Oscar T Taylor, Exhibition. Buffalo Pan-American (1901) to Dyer Edmonds and Dyer, June 13th, 1901




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


June 13, 1901
Messrs Dyer, Edmonds & Dyer,
31 Nassau St.,
New York City, N.Y.
In compliance with instructions, I beg herewith to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 5th inst. addressed to the Director General of the Pan-American Exposition Company advising the Director General that certain apparatus, films, etc., constructed and operated by Siegmund Lubin of Philadelphia, infringe certain patents referred to owned by the Edison Manufacturing Company.
Mr. Lubin has given a bond to the Exposition Company which will, we feel sure, protect us against any judgement you might be able to obtain on account of the alleged infringement but we trust, in view of the temporary nature of the corporation formed for the conduct of the Pan-American Exposition, you will not deem it necessary for your purposes to resort to legal proceedings in this instance. No doubt you appreciate the fact that no matter what concern we might grant a concession to for the exhibition of moving pictures we would, in all probability, be sued or at least threatened with suit by a number of other concerns manufacturing similar apparatus. Mr. Lubin happened to offer us the best terms for a concession and has received the same from us upon such conditions as will fully protect us in case of suit. It strikes the writer that it really is to the interest of your clients that a moving picture exhibition should be conducted at this Exposition as a matter of advertisement for such apparatus which, in the event you succeed in winning in your contention against Mr. Lubin, will undoubtedly be to your benefit and, consequently, be worth more to you than if we had no moving picture exhibition.
Trusting that with this explanation you will be content to refrain from involving the Exposition in a controversy between Mr. Lubin and yourselves, I beg to remain,
Very respectfully yours,
Oscar T. Taylor
Secretary Com. on Law and Insurance
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