[PT015AAE], Letter from Dyer and Seely to U.S. Patent Office. Commissioner, December 31st, 1886

Item

Abstract

This is a series of documents re: a telegraphy interference case. TAE's attorneys sought a patent for a new method of using telephone lines to "transmit intelligence by producing arbitrary signals by sound waves at a telephone transmitter and reproducing them in the form of sound at a telephone receiver." The claim is that this method was different than the usual use of reproducing articulate speech. The counterclaim is that TAE's method violated the Smith Patent. TAE's attorneys say that neither Smith nor Lockwood has a musical telephone transmitter. Includes letter from Benton J. Hall, commissioner of patents, rejecting TAE's claim, which was appealable to the Board of Examiners-in-Chief. An amendment to the patent application is included. [Name mentions: Benton J. Hall, not in database]

Date

1886-12-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

PT015AAE

Folder Set

PT015

Title

[PT015AAE], Letter from Dyer and Seely to U.S. Patent Office. Commissioner, December 31st, 1886

Microfilm ID

45:603

Publisher

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