[D7941ZKE], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 23rd, 1879

Item

Abstract

Tel Co board to request TAE's presence. Disclaimer perfected and filed. Getting hearing b4 Atty General is "weak point;" opponents will try to delay; importing TAE is sole justification for demanding prompt hearing. Bell Co concede that if disclaimer allowed, pat would cover all carbon microphones. Expect PO to have "ripe and ready witnesses against" us. Thomson bound to Bell; Tyndall "shy" because "we are not popular with the scientists." Must have disclaimer to force Bell Co. but chances are "slim;" can be disallowed if damaging to existing large interests. Only your English capitalists stand firm; come help. Write letter of intro to friendly English & Continental scientists

Date

1879-12-23

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7941ZKE

Folder Set

D7941

Title

[D7941ZKE], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 23rd, 1879

Microfilm ID

52:1010

Publisher

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

Timestamp

December 23, 1879