[D8818AUG], Letter from Edison Phonoplex System, Alfred Ord Tate to Kansas City Ft Scott and Memphis Railroad, Henry Clay Sprague, October 2nd, 1888

Item

Abstract

Owing to my absence in Canada your letter 12th remained unanswered. I consulted TAE re royalty in connection with quadruplex circuits and we decided to reduce our quadruplex and duplex circuits to conform with the amount we charge for simple Morse lines--that is $100 per year. # I cannot tell from your letter whether there is anything else in the contract to which you object. If there is, I would like you to specify what it is. It was drawn with the idea of protecting TAE without interfering with the rights of the Companies using the system. Those who already signed consider it very fair, inasmuch as they have only to pay for phonoplex circuits so long as they are in actual use. I shall be glad to hear from you further.

Date

1888-10-02

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8818AUG

Folder Set

D8818

Title

[D8818AUG], Letter from Edison Phonoplex System, Alfred Ord Tate to Kansas City Ft Scott and Memphis Railroad, Henry Clay Sprague, October 2nd, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:591

Publisher

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