[LB007888], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, August 11th, 1882


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[LB007888], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, August 11th, 1882

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Your memo of 9th Aug came to hand this a.m.##Ten Candle Lamps. We are not yet rigged up to make ten candle lamps at a low price. those for small towns with high resistance are very hard to make but eight candle B. lamps may be run at ten candles and have over 600 hours life. I do not think that the high resistance ten cndle lamps should be [action] Isolated business for some time to come. They cost at present so much lanely sixty cents the reason being that the filament is so fine that we lose [70]% in [---]##Cooper Man Decision. I presume I must have been misinformed.##[Moore]. I have read the proposed experiment & it seems to me all right as [[[[] also that for candle & [---] European Accounts are now being worked on.##Isolated Business on the [Coast.} I [---] think [---] should make some arrangement with the [Isolated] to work the territory that [--] has from the [Pancut] Co As [--] would do this business with [our] own money I think Isolated Coy could afford to come [under] in the percentage of interest requested by them in Stagers Coy.##[---] [---ld] Interference. I think I would get an attorney in San Francisco & have him look out for our interests. If this is done you should supply him with copy of all testimony.##Cooper Union. I never sent a man [-- ---] Cooper.##Bulletins. I certainly think you should send the Bulletin wherever you think it will do good.##[---] [memo] an [---] consumption. I [have no intention] to its being pu[lled] in the [matter.]##[----- -----]. I most certainly think [that] [----] should have this business to [---] with.##[-----] [matter]. I know nothing about what you refer to.##Mr. [-----] [--i-]. He can see the [big] Dynamos at Central Station any day he may call and you might arrange with Clarke to have one or two started up for the benefit of Anderson & his friends. Sawyer Man again. If James E. Smith could be brought forward to prove that Sawyer made the inventions & not man (see Col. Dyers letter Aug 7th) it would be a very good thing for us##Royalties. A curious point came up the other day. I understand if any person who owns a patent permits others to manufacture or himself sells the patented article and sets a royalty on such patent article at a certain amouont that any one can go ahead and manufacture and they cannot be stopped provided Infringes pay the royalty which the owner of the Patent set on his machine originally. If this is so it would be very dangerous to set a royalty on any of our machinery I think that Betts or some one [else] should give us an opoinion on this. I was told that the Armington & Sims




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