[D8846ABV], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Alfred Ord Tate, October 1st, 1888


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[D8846ABV], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Alfred Ord Tate, October 1st, 1888

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[DICTATED] "We met Mr. Fox and Mr. Connery to-day and went over the situation as to the patent in Mexico. It appears that aone patent has been applied for by Mr. Gouraud's agent in the City of Mexico, but it will not be issued until we forward its corresponding copy of the U.S. Patent. Mexican patents being granted for ten years, we we withheld the Mexican powers which were maont the sets of powers Mr. Gouraud sent us for execution. The phonograph never having been patented in Mexico, as we understand it, it might still be possible to get a patent corresponding with the old 1878 patent. Upon this point we wish you would ask Mr. Edison if he has any recollection of taking a patent in Mexico. No patent was taken by Serrell. ### On talking the matter over with Mr. Conner and Mr. Fox, we reached the following conclusion: that we had better procure propertly certified co pies of all of Mr. Edison's U.S. Patents, eight in number, relating to the phonograph, and forward these to the attorney in Mexico........"





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