[D8818AUO], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Dyer and Seely, October 6th, 1888


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[D8818AUO], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Dyer and Seely, October 6th, 1888

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New name mention: TAE. re your letter of 1st, Fox called to see me at my house last night, and informed me he was going to England by next Wednesday's steamer to arrange with Gouraud on behalf of Connery for the introduction of the phonograph in Mexico. I do not think either yourselves or TAE should do anything re Mexican patents without first consulting Gouraud. We cannot tell what his plans may be, and while his failure to send to his Mexican attorney copies of U.S. patents looks like neglect, it may be that for some reason unknown to us he is withholding the copies. TAE's arrangement with Gouraud is, that the latter shall pay all expenses attendant upon his procurement of patents in the contract requiring TAE to guarentee his bill, which he certainly should promptly settle. It might be well to have Fox carry a letter from you to Gouraud explaining about the phonograph never having been patented in Mexico, and the possibility of getting a patent corresponding with the old 1878 patent. TAE has no recollection of having taken out a Mexican patent corresponding with the one of 78 referred to in your letter.







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