[LB027124], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Francis Robbins Upton, November 22nd, 1888

Item

Abstract

"With reference to Article 4 of the revised contract between the Edison Light Co. of Europe L't'd., the Cic. Continentale Edison and Thomas A. Edison, I find that the following provision is [unclear] respect to the [unclear] which Mr. Edison is to offer to the Cic. Continentale Edison:-- ### "Mr. Edison undertakes to offer to the Cic. Continentale Edison in the countries in which it has the right to work, patents of new inventions which he may make relating to electric light and to [unclear] transmission of [unclear] power." ### I do not see how Mr. Edison's Pyro-Magnetic Generator is covered by this provision. The contract states very clearly that Mr. Edison is to offer his inventions relating to the transmission of motive power. The Pyro-Magnetic machine is a generator of [unclear] power. If Mr. Edison had taken out patents on a method of transmitting power, it would come under [unclear] provision of Article 4 of the above agreement, but as his patent does not relate to transmitting, I cannot see how the French Company has a right to it under the above agreement. ### Do you consider this a fair point for argument?" Yours very truly, AO Tate

Date

1888-11-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB027124

Folder Set

LB027

Title

[LB027124], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Francis Robbins Upton, November 22nd, 1888

Microfilm ID

138:514

Publisher

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