[D8954ACV], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, July 10th, 1889


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[D8954ACV], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, July 10th, 1889

Editor's Notes

We enclose official receipts for the 4th years tax on your British patents, Nos. 7582 and 7584 of 1885 which relate to the phonoplex telegraph, which taxes have been paid by us. We also enclose an assignment to you which has been executed by Mr. Handford and recorded by him in the British Patent Office and which includes eight patents taken out in Mr. Handford's name as communications from you and on which Mr. Handford has been paying annuities for the Edison & Swan united Electric Light Co. Limited. Mr. Handford says that that ccompany instructed him to assign these patents to you so that you might be able to assign them with certain other to the company all at one time Probably the ompany or Drexel, Morgan & Co. will communicate with you about this. The assignment which we send you also includes two patents on electric railways, Nos. 1022 of 1888 and 2857 of 1888. These are the patents about which there was some discussion with Messrs. Drexel, Morgan & Co. which ended in our instructing Mr. Handford to assign the patents to you, Drexel, Morgan & Co. agreeing to this on the condition that you should give them a letter stating that you held the tite to the patents in trust for yourself, themselves and Mr. G.P. Lowrey. We will inform Messrs. Drexel, Morgan & Co. that the assignment has been made, and they will probably let us know what else they want to do about it. The assignment also includes two patents, Nos 7582 & 7584 of 1885 relating to the phonoplex telegraph, which of ourse belong to you.####Please acknowledge receipt of the enclosures.




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