[D8840AAM], Letter from Samuel Flood Page to Thomas Alva Edison, September 13th, 1888


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[D8840AAM], Letter from Samuel Flood Page to Thomas Alva Edison, September 13th, 1888

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"I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 31st July, which I have found waiting for me on my return from the Continent. ### You say that we must not place too much dependence uopn the Cheesborough patent because you do not flash. I am of course, aware that until quite lately your lamps have been altogether free from anything that could be supposed to be flashing, but recently I have supposed that you have introduced into the manufacture or your lamps some process which, if not flashing, was analogous thereto. However, your lamp is the only lamp on the market that is of any value without the flashing process. We therefore consider ourselves with the Cheeseborough quite able to compete easily against all unflashed lamps and I need hardly say that we have every confidence that you would not in any way compete in England with the Edison & Swan Company who are the owners of your patents. ### We have every reason to believe that Mr. Justice Kay's opinon will be upset in the Court of Appeal, so that beofre this year is out your Key Patent will once more be declared valid by a higher Court than that which has just pronounced what we believe to be an erroneous judgment."




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