[LB011334], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Theodore Waterhouse, February 21st, 1882


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[LB011334], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Theodore Waterhouse, February 21st, 1882

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I duly received your favor of 4th inst enclosing a copy of the Judgment in the Scotch Telephone case which I read with great pleasure.##It is extremely gratifying to me that my invention of the Carbon Transmitter should have been recognized as covering the microphone and that my Patent for Great Britain for the same should have been declared valid##Considering the great controversy which has taken place on this carbon question and the many doubts so often expressed as to the validity of my Patents the result obtained gives me still greater confidence in my belief that my Electric Light patents (which are now passing through the same criticism as did my Telephone Patents some two or three years back) will be eventually be proved to hold the monopoly of Electric Lighting by Incandescence##I need hardly say that I fully reciprocate the very cordial feeling that you say exist among the intending shareholders in the proposed Light Co that the partnership between the A. & B. shares should be of the most harmonious and friendly character. I am very pleased that in this new & greater enterprise I should have associated with me many of the same gentlemen who exploited my Telelphone in England and feel since the connection will prove advantageous to us al




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