[D9232AAD], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, July 9th, 1892


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[D9232AAD], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, July 9th, 1892




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


New York, July 9, 1892
Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,
Orange, N.J.,
My dear Mr. Edison;-
I left at the laboratory yesterday the two last applications relating to ore milling subjects. While there, I took occasion to look at your ore milling contracts to see if you were under obligation to the Ore Milling Company for patents in foreign countries. Your contract of October 14, 1897, seems to be the one which is now in force. That provides that all your inventions made within seventeen years from the date of the contract, relating to the extraction of metals from their ores, whether by mechanical, electrical or chemical processes, and both for the United States and all other countries of the world, shall belong to the Ore Milling Company. The foreign patents which you contemplate the processes applicable to gold-bearing ores should therefore be taken by the Ore Milling Company. For a case combining the patent which you have already taken, the case on sizing the material, and the last one on differentiating the nickeliferous and non-nickeliferous pyrrhotite, in the countries you name, we quote the following prices:-- Norway, $100.; Spain, $100.; Chili, $300.
Yours very truly,
Dyer + Seely
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