[D8840AAG], Letter from Samuel Flood Page to Thomas Alva Edison, July 16th, 1888


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[D8840AAG], Letter from Samuel Flood Page to Thomas Alva Edison, July 16th, 1888

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"I sent you a cable today informing you that Mr. Justice Kay had pronounced judgment on your patent no. 4576 of 1879 this morning and I am sorry to say that he declared the patent to be invalid for various reasons which he gave. I have not yet of course any copy of the judgment, but I will send you a copy as soon as I can. ### Although I have no authority for saying that we shall appeal, as we have not yet met our legal advisers with reference to the judgment of this morning, yet I have no reasonable doubt on the matter and I feel sure that we shall appeal against Mr. Justice Kay's judgment. As however the same judge today gave judgment in favour of our Cheesbrough Patent, we shall not suffer materially during the time that we are waiting to get to the court of appeal." [TAE marginalia: "Say that he must not depend too much on the Cheesborough patent for the reason which may astonish him when I say that the Edison Co in America have never used the flashing process + have always made a Carbon filament pure + simple + the last tests in competition with the Edison Swan Lamps show them to have 3' + 63/100 better life + 8 per cent better candle power after 500 hours." E]




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