[D8954ADB], Letter from John J Kiernan to Thomas Alva Edison, October 5th, 1889


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[D8954ADB], Letter from John J Kiernan to Thomas Alva Edison, October 5th, 1889

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New York, Oct 5 1889 my dear Professor: I took great pleasure in transmitting a duplicate of the enclosed relating (to your great triumph over the Westinghouse people, who has heretofore took all the advantage of the public prints which our friend (Mr. J Hood Wright can inform you and though I supressed a two column article in the NY Herald), which I caused to be transmitted every important city over our printers and gave it to the Financial writers also-- I also cabled it to Europe as you will see by the accompanying duplicates. Wishing you continued success and health--Believe me Sincerely yours John J Kiernan [Enclosure]: To MacLean London. Havre Paris. Judge Bradley United States supreme court rendered decision Saturday dismissing famous electric light suit Westinghouse against Edison Plaintiffs sought injunction restraining Edison using fibrous carbon of incandescent conductor in airtight globes. Court decided Edison accomplished fibrous carbon filament before Sawyer Mann or Westinghouse. Court says but for this discoery of Edison, an attenuated filament in a perfect vvacuum, eletric lighting would never have become a fact.[name mentions MacLean, Judge Bradley]




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