[D8920AAC], Letter from Henry M Francis to Alfred Ord Tate, February 25th, 1889


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[D8920AAC], Letter from Henry M Francis to Alfred Ord Tate, February 25th, 1889

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[Add name mention: Cameron, D] Acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 20th inst, I have ascertained the following relative to the Canadian Electrical Society: it meets once a month to discuss electrical matters; the officers are A. Lapthorn Smith, Wm Cassels, M. D. Barr, D. Cameron, Walsh; an executive council is composed of John Horne, C. W. Hagar, and another; Angus Grant, Supt of the Great North Western Tel Co is also a member as are several gentleman in connection with the Bell Telephone Co. #"I have been expecting to receive from you an order to manufacture a phonograph at our works concluding that the same would be done in order to protect the Canadian patent. In Canada the manufacture of a patented article must be commenced within two years from the date of the granting of the patent. The time for manufacture may be prolonged six months at a time by the Minister of Patents upon sufficent proof being given that the article could not be manufactured before the expiration of two years. Up to this time I have not heard from you in this connection. Do not forget us. I have a factory and competent workmen and will guarantee good and satisfactory work. Can you give me any information relative to this matter?"





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