[HM89AAD], Agreement, Pennsylvania Railroad, Thomas Alva Edison, March 6th, 1889


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[HM89AAD], Agreement, Pennsylvania Railroad, Thomas Alva Edison, March 6th, 1889

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Summary: Thomas Edison is to be paid a royalty in exchange for permitting the Pennsylvania Railroad Company the right to use some of Edison's inventions pertaining to telegraphy. The PRC is not allowed to sell this right to any other party, and Edison reserves the right to sell these rights to multiple persons and corporations, not just the PRC.##The PRC is to pay Edison 100 dollars each circuit they lay that utilizes his telegraphy inventions. Royalties are only to be paid for circuits actually in operation. The PRC is required to provide a verified statement of the number and locations of circuits in operation under the license. The PRC is required to purchase the equipment from manufacturers designated by Edison, and forbidden from manufacturing the equipment themselves. If the PRC abandons the use of Edison's inventions for a period of six months, the contract is cancelled.





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