[LB040393], Letter from Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co, Daniel Weld to Alfred Ord Tate, April 28th, 1890


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[LB040393], Letter from Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co, Daniel Weld to Alfred Ord Tate, April 28th, 1890





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


Edison Phonograph Toy Manfg. Co.
Boston, April 28th, 1890
A.O. Tate, Esq.,
Orange, N.J.
Dear Sir:-
The following are some points raised by Mr. H.K. Brown (Counsel), in reference to the report on W.W. application to the Company for recompense:-
1. Under the vote referring the matter to the Committee should not the report cover the question of the proposed agreement with Mr. Jacques, as well as that of the patent? (can't the com. make partial report?)
2. Are the date of filing application and the date of issue of English patent to Jacques the same? (Dec. 17th). If not and if Jacques application was made before the date (Dec. 10th) of the filing of the specifications by Edison, what effect would such filing have on the Jacques patent?
3. Have you the date of the filing of the application in Germany by Edison and if so is it prior or subsequent to March 7th, 1890? Mr. Jacques gives us to understand in his letter that the date of his German application is subsequent to March 7th.
4. Is the original Jacques patent, now held by the Company broad enough to prevent Jacques from making any form of combination of phonograph with dolls and toy figures? (leaving out the question of the right to make use of the phonograph patents.)
5. Just what is the situation of the original Jacques patent in Germany. It has been said at some of the meetings that owing to some informality in the papers or proceedings (which could be remedied if there was not too much delay), the patent had not been issued as Edison I understand has no phonograph patent in Germany, there danger of Mr. J, getting a fresh patent for phono dolls and toy figures and cutting out the Company in Germany?
I send them to you at his request.
Yours very truly,
Daniel Weld, Secretary
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