[D8959ABA2], Letter from Sanderson & Co to George Edward Gouraud, April 9th, 1889


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[D8959ABA2], Letter from Sanderson & Co to George Edward Gouraud, April 9th, 1889

Editor's Notes

"By this mail (registered bookpost) we have forwarded the five applications for leave to file specifications. Although the Indian Act provides that an application may be both signed and verified by an agent authorised in writing in that behalf, we have thought it better to forward the documents for Mr. Edison’s signature and verification; first because the power of attorney has not yet reached us and we are, otherwise, scarcely in a position to sign the verification which legally amounts to an oath; and, secondly, that we have not had an opportunity of conferring with you on the form of application which you will find have been taken from the printed specifications sent to us. Mr. Edison should sign at the foot of the document and also subscribe the verification. ### The first paragraph of each application is unintelligible as it stands and requires some explanation. It has been purposely drawn in its present form to avoid a possible difficulty that might arise with reference to the sealing of the patents in England in the interval between the ledging of the application in the Patent Office here and its completion. The form should be altered to meet the circumstances of the case. It you refer to the Indian Act you see that the forms differ accordingly as the application is in respect of a patent which has or has not been obtained in England. The forms sent you contain the wording of both applications given in the schedule to the Act, and may be altered by striking out the unnecessary words. The altercations should be initialed by Mr. Edison. Thus, if patents have actually been sealed, the first and second paragraphs will read:- ### I . The applicant has obtained a patent in the United Kingdom dated and sealed as of the day of and actually sealed on the day of for ### 2. To the best of the information and belief of the applicant etc. ### If patents have not yet been sealed, the form should be altered as follows:- ### I . The applicant is in possession of an invention for he is the inventor thereof and to ### 2. the best of his information and belief etc. ### Kindly acknowledge the receipt of the papers."




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