[LB038415], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Eaton and Lewis, March 19th, 1890


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[LB038415], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Eaton and Lewis, March 19th, 1890





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


March 19, 1890
Messrs Eaton & Lewis,
No. 120 Broadway,
New York City
Dear Sirs:-
I enclose herewith (1), Agreement between Thomas A. Edison, Felix de Lalande and Georges Chaperon, under date 24th day of August, 1882: (2). Translatio of a letter from Lalande to Phillip S. Dyer, Antwerp, in which he consents to enlarge Mr. Edison's privileges in connection with the Lalande Battery, as follows: Mr. Edison is permitted to
(a) Manufacture and sell this primary battery for electric lighting uses up to but not exceeding 25 lamps.
(b) To sell but not manufacture the battery in the countries of Canada and Mexico, and in all European countries where Lalande and Chaperon have not already disposed of their rights. The license is not exclusive.
The royalty to be paid by Mr. Edison is 25 [illegible] per litre capacity of faction thereof on each cell.
The account of [illegible] is to be kept in a separate account from that which accrues under Lalande agreement dated 24th Aug., 1889. There is no guarantee as to amount of royalties on this contemplated new business. He is to be paid just such amounts may accumulate from actual sales. The cells are to enclosed consecutively. Lalande is to be furnished free of cost with four of each of such types as we may decide to manufacture and sell. Lalande can cancel this license upon three months notice by registered letter.
We have no list of the countries in Europe wherein Lalande has disposed of his rights. If desirable the license can be drawn and a space left for their insertion when the agreement is sent to Paris for signature of Lalande and Chaperon.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary
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