[HM860293], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 26th, 1886


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[HM860293], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 26th, 1886

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Sending European contract to Coster per his instruction. Contract isn't all I want but best I could get. French law doesn't allow absolute guarantee to founders shares. Minimum amounts will barely keep the NY Co alive but amounts will probably be exceeded in Paris. Signed clause re: your future pats, which Siegel & Rau badly wanted [details]. Will enclose with this the contract with the Lamp Co. "This contract gives us the European market so long as we can make the best lamp at a low price." Traded several objectionable conditions for prohibition on French Co. selling lamps in US or England. Coming here was good use of time; couldn't have closed contracts from NY. Have written EHJ regarding Zipernowsky pats; "the alliance with the Ganz Co is a most excellent one. You are working up the direct current system and Ganz & Co are working up the alternating system....Your name is a good one to sail under. I enjoy the good things of life it brings me and think how much pleasure you would have, were you here."Summarizes German royalties due French Co.




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