[LB004430], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Hamilton McKown Twombly, June 26th, 1879

Item

Abstract

I learn that gould is trying to effect an arrangement toward using the Automatic system on the new lines. Can something be done so the Western Union would take all the Automatic patents? I have a large interest in them and of course would like to get paid something for my [?] labor in perfecting it. While the value of these patents for use upon the W.U. lines are at present small owing to ulimited wire capacity the system is of great value to a new company's wire capacity because it gives one wire the capacity of ten without an expenditure of capitcal, hence it can always and [?] probably always be use as a [?] to hurt the W.U. The patents contain the basis of all that is valuable in automatic telegraphy and [?] for years to come.

Date

1879-06-26

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

LB004430

Folder Set

LB004

Title

[LB004430], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Hamilton McKown Twombly, June 26th, 1879

Microfilm ID

80:89

Publisher

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

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