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A SELECTIVE MICROFILM EDITION

PART IV (1899-1910)

Thomas E. Jeffrey LisaGitelman Gregory Jankunis David W. Hutchings Leslie Fields

Editors

Theresa M. Collins Gregory Field Aldo E. Salerno Karen A. Detig Lorie Stock

Robert Rosenberg Director and Editor

Sponsors

Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site " New Jersey Historical Commission Smithsonian Institution

University Publications of America Bethesda, MD 1999

Edison signature used with permission of McGraw-Edison Company

Thomas A. Edison Papers at

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The original documents hi this edition are from the archives at the Edison National Historic Site at West Orange, New Jersey.

ISBN 0-89093-703-6

THOMAS A. EDISON PAPERS

Robert A. Rosenberg Director and Editor

Thomas E. Jeffrey Associate Director and Coeditor

Paul B. Israel

Managing Editor, Book Edition Helen Endick

Assistant Director for Administration

Associate Editors Theresa M. Collins LisaGitelman Keith A. Nier

Research Associates

Gregory Jankunis Lorie Stock

Assistant Editors Louis Carlat Aldo E. Salerno

Secretary Grace Kurkowski

Student Assistants

Amy Cohen Jessica Rosenberg

Bethany Jankunis Stacey Saeig

Laura Konrad Wojtek Szymkowiak

Vishai Nayak Matthew Wosniak

BOARD OF SPONSORS

Rutgers, The State University of New National Park Service

Jersey John Maounis

Francis L. Lawrence Maryanne Gerbauckas

Joseph J. Seneca Roger Durham

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New Jersey Historical Commission Bernard Finn

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

James Brittain, Georgia Institute of Technology R. Frank Colson, University of Southampton Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University Susan Hockey, University of Alberta Thomas Parke Hughes, University of Peiuisylvania Peter Robinson, Oxford University

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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTORS

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Charles Edison Fund The Hyde and Watson Foundation National Trust for the Humanities Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

PUBLIC FOUNDATIONS National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities

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PRIVATE CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

Alabama Power Company

Anonymous

AT&T

Atlantic Electric

Association of Edison Illuminating Companies

Battelle Memorial Institute The Boston Edison Foundation Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc. Carolina Power & Light Company Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Consumers Power Company Cooper Industries Corning Incorporated Duke Power Company Entergy Corporation (Middle South Electric System)

Exxon Corporation

Florida Power & Light Company

General Electric Foundation

Gould Inc. Foundation

Gulf States Utilities Company

David and Nina Heitz

Hess Foundation, Inc.

Idaho Power Company

IMO Industries

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Katz Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Midwest Resources, Inc.

Minnesota Power New Jersey Bell New York State Electric & Gas Corporation

North American Philips Corporation Philadelphia Electric Company Philips Lighting B.V.

Public Service Electric and Gas Company

RCA Corporation

Robert Bosch GmbH

Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation

Son Diego Gas and Electric

Savannah Electric and Power Company

Scherbig-Plough Foundation

Texas Utilities Company

Thomas & Betts Corporation

Thomson Grand Public

Transamerica Delaval Inc.

Westinghouse Foundation Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

A Note on the Sources

The pages which have been filmed are the best copies available. Every technical effort possible has been made to ensure legibility.

PUBLICATION AND MICROFILM COPYING RESTRICTIONS

Reel duplication of the whole or of any part of this film is prohibited In lieu of transcripts, however, enlarged photocopies of selected items contained on these reels may be made in order to facilitate research.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT RECORDS EDISON'S NAME

This material consists of correspondence, court documents, and other items relating to the unlicenced use of Edison’s name in the promotion of companies and commercial products. In some cases the defendants were former associates of Edison or persons unknown to him, but there are also cases pertaining to the unauthorized use of Edison's name by his son, Thomas A. Edison, Jr.

Approximately 15 percent of the documents have been selected. The selected items reflect Edison's direct involvement in protecting his name, pertain broadly to the activities of his legal staff, or exemplify the kinds of public uses his name received in the United States and abroad. The documents are arranged in the following order:

Correspondence Case Files

Thomas A. Edison v. Edison Chemical Company

Thomas A. Edison v. Thomas A. Edison, Jr., Chemical Company

Correspondence

This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the unlicenced use of Edison's name and image by commercial enterprises in the United States and abroad. The selected documents cover the period 1899-1909. Most of the letters are written by Edison's representatives and by unauthorized users of his name or image. Included are several items from 1905 concerning Edison's opposition to the registration of a trademark by his former associate, Harold P. Brown. Also included is correspondence regarding the business endeavors of Thomas A. Edison, Jr. Some of the letters pertain to Edison's purchase of a farm for his son in 1 906, when Thomas A. Edison, Jr., was using the assumed name, Burton Willard. Among the correspondents are Frank L. Dyer, William E. Gilmore, Howard W. Hayes, and Miller Reese Hutchison. Some of the documents bear Edison marginalia.

Case Files

Thomas A. Edison v. Edison Chemical Company

This folder contains material pertaining to the suit brought by Edison in the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Maryland. The case was initiated in June 1901 and involved the unlicenced use of Edison's name by the Edison Chemical Co., which was incorporated in the State of Delaware, and its successor, the Edison Ink and Chemical Co. The selected items include the bill of complaint, a sworn statement by Edison affirming the complaint, and correspondence regarding the progress of litigation.

Thomas A. Edison v. Thomas A. Edison, Jr., Chemical Company

This folder contains material pertaining to suits brought by Edison in the U.S. Circuit Court forthe District of Maryland against the Thomas A. Edison, Jr., Chemical Co., the successor to the Edison Ink and Chemical Co. Two cases were initiated in January 1 903. One involved charges of unfair competition; the other, trademark infringement. Another case initiated in October 1904 included the Edison Manufacturing Co. as a complainant. The selected items include the bills of complaint; affidavits; numerous letters exchanged between Thomas A. Edison, Jr., and Frank L. Dyer; and other correspondence regarding the progress of litigation. Also included is the decision dismissing the first suit, along with petitions, affidavits, and correspondence concerning related fraud proceedings brought by the U.S. Post Office against the chemical company.

Legal Department Records Edison's Name - Correspondence

This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the unlicenced use of Edison's name and image by commercial enterprises in the United States and abroad. The selected documents cover the period 1899- 1909. Most of the letters are written by Edison's representatives and by unauthorized users of his name or image. Included are several items from 1 905 concerning Edison’s opposition to the registration of a trademark by his former associate, Harold P. Brown. Also included is correspondence regarding the business endeavors of Thomas A. Edison, Jr. Some of the letters pertain to Edison's purchase of a farm for his son in 1 906, when Thomas A. Edison, Jr., was using the assumed name, Burton Willard. Among the correspondents are Frank L. Dyer, William E. Gilmore, Howard W. Hayes, and Miller Reese Hutchison. Some of the documents bear Edison marginalia.

Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected.

NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH CO..

Messrs. Hayes & Lambert,

Prudential Building,

Newark, N. J.

Bear Sirs:

Referring to your letter of Feb. 24th, we return you herewith the communication from Burgess, of Denver. This party has not purchased one dollar’s worth of goods from us. He has been writing us long letters, asking us for our longest discount, etc. etc., but that is about all there is to it. I find that we did business with C. 0. Stiles, whom he evidently succeeded, during the year ending Dec. 1898, amounting to a total of $638.61. This is evidently his Parlor equipment of phono¬ graphs, records, etc. Since Burgess took the matter in hand we have don9 no business whatever, and there is no good reason that we can see why he should not drop the name of Edison, a3 he is doubtless handling other goods and using Mr. Edison's name to effect sales.

Yours very truly.

penqral Manager.

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$ 1213 Seventeenth Street,

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Dear Sir:-

The matter of your use of Mr. Edison's name has been taken up by us wath him, and our instructions are to insist on your immediately discontinuing it. If you continue to use it, suit will be brought against you. by our correspondents at Denver to enjoin you. ve trust this extreme ^course v/ill not bo necessary.

Please let us know your decision in the matter.

Yours truly.

HOWARD W. HAYES,

T,V. Stock, Boil,, j

”/a tors ton Hotel,

Ho at on, Mass,

Pear Sir:- ^

Ur. EdiBon had dir ao tod ms to -write you and toll you that you must desist in using Lho nemo, "i'iio Edisonlon Ideal i'ovolty Company 11 r. Edison has boon compelled to1 prevent tho unauthorised use of lila . nemo by any ono. . I presume thpb on rooolpt of thi3 you will discon¬ tinue ho use of Mr. Edison* s name and substitute some other title uc your enterprise. /

"hero is no objection whatever to advertising machinos purchased from tho Edison Company , as Edi bon machinos, but Mr, Edison will not permit tho use of his name that jin any way v/ould seem to imply that ho was connected with the buslneiss advertised. Let mo hear from you at once in regard to this? |

Iiiy instructions in 'ail ' tho oases are, to- begin suit ajti-ohoa if tho preliminary demand is nott complied with.

Youj

vary truly ,

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mrs 9itt iti&t £B o s t pn^Ma s s ,-May , 5 y 1 9 Q 0 vf:

Howard y W r Hay e a* Esq® { j I awlne* JneiR corfp item t. o4,«e44fw at )i rfuir.V tti Newark, N-.'J.™7 ->r:^r TTrife I mfrf rtf «f fen^r lo- cos«f»oor> aotfw hi. -tin ni J/v.iD.ear 8ix*ia41/: fnemninj^.in.- 'jm To eonmrnf4noa erf 4 In 'jov.-iT Your letter to hand and in; rfplKrJlwpuld.-rsay jitnm that I beg that Mr Edispnrwdll^readnpjjsr the enclosed herald especally my card to the public which will clear me at least of thp^Jmputa-tipnrpf tQ in any. way seeking to mislead the public into thinking that. h*8&«*,noJno£T gone into the show business with so humble an individual as myself.

Such an idea as you suggest did not enter my head. I have used the title "The Edisonian. Ideal Novelty Company" entirely in the abstract as relating only, to his machines and there is not one word in any of my printing to convoy even remotely the idea that the Edison Company have any interest in my entertainment more thai to sell me their machines. I say this because I to have a name and am doing what I do squarely. The use of his picture he grants and my intentions are to takh no more liberty in the use of the same than he grants to others who use his machines. I hope that he will in a spirit of kindness and patience read my herald over and before he sends me his final decision he will I hope see my letter to you also.

We are using only the "Edison machines, films, and records. NO OTHERS.

I had hoped to be able also to arrange to sell the Graphophone on a commission over our route. Now Sir that I have stated my case and have submitted to Mr Edison through you my printed matter to verefy what I

.have said I hope that I shall stand in a diferent light in this matter with him than I did before, I am perfectly willing to insert in my her¬ ald a paragraph to the effect that the title of my organization has no connection with Mr Edison personaly but is used solely in connection^ and with reference to his marvellous machines which we use and none other. The public are not foolish, nor do I care to stand in a false position toward them, or Mr Edison in this matter.

Hoping that my^r 8fl9’«wtll0be''»«ceSved iriith the same courteous spirit in which it is written, to a man whos great genius I thoroughljM-retfafes "■ . nise and whos goodness of heart is yet in him I shall hope for.the,Jfv/'',o:i favor of the continuance of my entertainment^af terHae has fsat in judg¬ ment U@6nimS9'"I^ain“Siii,ff| > t" bn~rt oi teller tw o”

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....NO FLICKER! NO NOISE!!.... ,,

THE

...EDISON

KINETOSCOPE.

IMPROVED MODEL OF 1900.

Around the World in Eighty Minutes.

Moving Scenes in Many Lands !

THRILLING EVENTS!!

EXCITING EPISODES ! ! !

Funny Sights, Animated Views,

PEOPLE, PLACES and THINGS

ON TWO CONTINENTS.

ILLUSTRATED SONGS

...BRAND NEW AND UP-TO-DATE...

A Perfect moI Picture Machine

Its established popularity has led MR. EDISON, at great cost, to send a large corps of his most expert photographers to all parts of South Africa, that he may reproduce, for the millions of his delighted patrons, (without the fatigue and expense of travel, or risk of life to them), all those startling events and objects that most engage the public eye in the Transvaal to-day.

War Scenes from South Africa

Reproduced with a Realism that Baffles Description.

[ENCLOSURE]

u* THE MARVEL OF THE AGE. ^

SrEpiSE MAESTOSO TALKING MACHINE,

You Have Heard Others, but not the MAESTOSO.

Our Records Represent the Finest Talent in the World.

*JpHIS inanimate Proteus” emits no weak, piping, uncertain sound (such as others give), but from its broad-belled, brazen throat there issues forth a voice of impressive power.

Each Song, Story, or .Musical Act is per¬ formed in a manner so loud, natural and life-like as to startle the spectator.

Mr. Edison guarantees this machine to reproduce in volume

...A Perfect Human Voice...

Inspiring Band Concerts

Latest Popular Songs

Humorous Monologues

Surprising Vocal Effects

A Perfect Echo in Sound Original Band, Singer or Speaker.

[ENCLOSURE]

The most pleasing,

' Novel and Thrilling Entertainment now before the public

BOSTON GLOBE.

...AROUND THE WORLD...

'WITH THE

Wizard of Menlo Park

Introducing the Distinguished Traveller and Monologue Artist, Mr.

lVfEWTON REERS

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146 Mr- Beers will positively appear in his New Comedietta,^ & See Programs and

A THUMPING LEGACY," Papers for FuI1

Assisted by MISS OLLIE RAY, and COMPANY, ...Particulars...

Under auspices of NASHUA BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB,

Opsra House, Commencing Wednesday Evening, APRIL 4.

EDISON MANUFACTURING COMPANY

23r . V/, J5. Gilmore , .-General Mjlhnnger, Or a.- ice, H. ,T.

Gear Sir:-

M^aa-isoo-^ i

I enclose herewith letters from G. F. Car-niff under date of Auc. 14th and 22nd. This party is employed in the office of V. M. Gelt <Sc Co. of Y/ashington, I). C. . I enclose herewith our letter of Aug, 20th in reply to the first letter received from thin party*: I Yam sending this correspondence but to you in accordance with your instructions.

Yours truly,

ISC-, rage r gales.

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NAJ'lfDNAL PHONOGRAPH CO.,

EDISON LABORATORY | ORANGE, N. J.

ORANGE Sept. 13, 1900.

Howard W. Hayes, Esq.,

Prudential Building,

Newark,

Bear Sir:

I have read over the letter from Mr. M. E. Bevy of San Prancisoo, in which he states that he will discontinue the use of Mr. Edison's name in connection with his business. Bo you not think it would he a good idea for me to send this out to Bacigalupi to see whether he actually does so or not? I presume you have no further use for the letter, and I therefore suggest this way of finding out posi¬ tively.

TOG/IWW

President.

6/i7/02WSM/i,,

Harold P. Brown, Esq,,

120 Liberty Street,

Hew York.

Dear Sir:

Your various letters noted. You will discontinue immediately the use of my name in connection with the bonds, both on your stationery and advertisements.

Yours very truly,

Thomas A. Edison.

I have your favor of the 17th and note that you wish the U3e of your name discontinued in connection with Bonds on stationery and ad¬ vertisements. Your wish will he complied with as requested.

Meanwhile I should like your views in regard to the amount of your interest in past sales of Bonds, as I wish to fully requite your kindness in the past.

Very truly yours,, / _ .

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Orange, H. J., Sept. 19.,yigog,^/

Howard W. Hayes, ,Esq.. ,

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Newark, H . J. '

Dear Sir:

I have your letter of the 12th, enclosing communication from the Proprietor of the Edison Amusement Parlor at Milwaukee . I am

acquainted with both Messrs. Wagner and Mark and they have exhibition parlors in the cities mentioned on their paper. The trouble is, though, that in all of these places they show a great many instruments other than the Edison phonographs, particularly mutoscopes, some graphophones, and in fact, all kinds of penny machines for the gullible public. I dislike very much to see Mr. Edison’s name attached to these concerns and would like, of course, to have them discontinue the use of the words "Edison Parlor" if it could be enforced. Wagier is an old employee of ours and was put into business by myself. I do not see how it is going to be so detrimental to their business to style all of them as "The People's Arcade", "People's Place of Amusement" "People's Parlors" or anything of that kind. What they are after is to use the word "Edison". I have no sentiment on this subject; it is purely a matter of business, and if you think you can force their discontinu-

Edisi. Manufacturing Company

To H* W. H. Date 9/19/02. Sheet No. 2.

uing his name in connection with the ir exhibitions, all viell and good.

As you well know, the day of the Parlor in which Edison phono¬ graphs are exhibited is about past and gone.

If you still agree with me in the above, I would ask that you write them to refrain from the use of Mr. Edison's name.

Their letter to you is returned herewith.

tceg/iw

Enc-E

Sept

26, 1902.

SEP 27 1902

Mr. W. 0. Mallory, Vice Pres.,- Edison Storage Battery Co-.-,

Orange, N. J.

My dear Sir:- ■■,■■■:■;•■ .

' I wrote to the Nassau Smelting & Befining Works, as per ad¬

vice^ in previous letter to .you, for prices on Babbit Metal and also for any circulars that they 4 might have pertaining to same, and enclose their reply.. Kindly return this to us when' you have made copy of same', lours very truly,

American Oil & Suprly Co.,

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SEP 27 1802

THE NASSAU SMELTING & REFINING WORKS,

B. Lowenstein, Prop.

West 29th Street, (bet. 11th & 13th Aves.)

NEW YORK, SEPT. 25, 1902.

Mr. John L. Carroll, Secretary,

American Oil & Supply Company,

Newark ,N.J.

Dear Sir:

In reply to your favor of September 24th, we take pleas¬ ure in quoting you Pig Lead (5 ton lots) at 4 3/8 centB per pound, f.o.b. Newark-30 dayB net, or 1/2/ for cash in 10 days.

Regarding Babbit Metal, we beg to quote you Genuine Babbit at 27 / per lb.- Less 5/

Edison " " 20 " « » " 33/

Monarch Antifriction .

at 15 " " » " 33/

Same delivery and terms as above.

Thanking you for the inquiry, and trusting to be favored with the order, we remain,

Yours truly,

THE NASSAU SMELTING & REPINING WORKS, B. Lowenstein , Proprietor .

KJR/k

Per K.J.Raalson

Newark, N. J. Sept. 30, 1908.

The Nassau Smelting & Refining Works,

WeBt 89th St, between 11th & 13th Area’.,

Now York, N, Y.

Near Sirss-

I am directed by Mr. Thomas A. Edison to draw your atten¬ tion to the fnot that you are quoting to your customers an "Edison and Bahhitt " metal. You hare no authority to use Mr. Edison’s name in connection with this Babbitt motc4, and I must ask you to discontinue its use. Please let me hear from you by return mail in the matter.

Yours truly,

Newark, N, J.

Dear Sirs

I enclose a letter from a concern styling themselves "The Edisonia", Buffalo, N. Y., also memo, from Mr. Schermerhorn to myself, stating that the name of the concern is Philip Klippel & Co. As you will see, these people purchased some slot machines from us and they are evidently in the exhibition business. I presume that you can write them the regular letter advising that they cannot use Mr. Edison's name in this way.

In this connection, would it not be a good idea for you to again consider the matter of communicating with Petit in Newark, idio has incorporated a comparer called "The Edisonia Company". You will find the proper name of it in the telephone book, as I understand he has a telephone, and we have got to decide what we intend to do with him.

His business does not amount to a great deal, although he considers himself a jobber and is reoe lying jobbers' discounts. I am under the impression that he is doing a great deal of business under thiB name with other apparatus, and that is the reason we diBlike to have Mr. Edison's name used in connection with his institution.

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Josephs', McCoy, Bsci.,

Rahway, N, J,

Dear Sir:- {/, &0

I have your favor of the 18th inst., enclosing letter %and draft of agreement from C, S'. Stillwell, I am very glad to got thorn, xuota.

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SOLE LICENSEES OF THE ZONOPH ON E FOR ALL COUNTRIES EXCEPT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.

Dear sir, '

Your favour of June 18th received, and after. Mr. Edison's experienc in a similar matter with the Hawthorn & Shebel case, wo are a little surprised that you still gnaw on the same old bone. However to come down to facts, you are a little mistaken, we do not have any paper and never have advertised the Deutsches Edison Depot, and you must have confounded us with some one else who possibly so advertises.

As to Oasa Edison, Rio de Janeiro, this house is our agent for our goods in Brazil. If you can get them to give up their name, we suppose there is nothing in the way of preventing you from making the attempt. So long as they have that name and are out agents, we purpose to use it in so far as our business relations with them may be necessary unless provided of course that you will be able to. prevent us from so doing.

Yours truly.

P. W. Pro an oft. , flag. ,

"017 Muhlenntr , 73,.

Berlin, S.W. Germany,

Dear. sir: r

1 aia in receipt of , your flavor of the 3oth,ult. and am glad to know that you hajte not advertised as the, "Duatohaa Edison Depot".; I shall certainly "bring suit against the Casa Edison in Rio Janlero if they insist on using the name of Edison, and if you persist in ; advertising that house in your advertisement in Germany, X shall, also: "bring suit aga ins j; your . Company . I trust that such a course will not "be necessary. . ;

Yours truly, .

hto/ed,

Newark, August 20, 1903,

Thomas A. Edison, Esq,,

Edison Laboratory,

Orange, N. J.

Jfear ')B£r :Edison:

1 enclose a copy of a cable just received from London. The case referred to is one brought against a man named Cooper, who advertised an '’Edison bicycle". Suit was br ought- against him for using your namp v/ithout authority. An application for a

preliminary injunction was made while I was in London. The Judge '

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expressed Himself very f avoreb ly ffiwtwc Bide in the matter, but said that he would pre^&r that the case should be heard at a final hearing, so that- the question of the mis-use of the name could be settled once for all. He accordingly set an early day for the trial. Evidently the defendant expected a decision ^against him and so did not contest the matter in open court. As, howeyer, he appeared In the case, the decision will bo considered as an adjudication. The rule of the English Courts is that if a defendant at first contests a case and after wards abandons it, thB plaintiff gets the same bene¬ fit from the decision. that he would have if the. case had been _

fought to a finish. : •■x. .. .

I also end oa e dippings from newspaper's in regard. to a decision in Ireland on the Bame lines. I ;thipk that with these two decisions we can. protect your home without' question in Great Britain.

■Hr. Edison -2-

Also they. will have considerable weight in' return the clippings after reading them, Youtb truly,

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TWO AMERICAN CABLES FROM NEW YORK TO GREAT BRITAIN.

CONNECTS ALSO WITH FIVE ANGLO-AMERICAN and ONE DIRECT U. S. ATLANTIC CABLES DIRECT CABLE COMMUNICATION WITH GERMANY AND FRANCE v CABLE CONNECTION with CUBA, WEST INDIES, MEXICO and CENTRAL and SOUTH AMERICA MESSAGES SENT TO, AND RECEIVED FROM, ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.

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OFFICES I3NT GREAT BRITAIN

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Judge Howard W. Hayes, S£P 1 0 1903

Prudential Building, Newark, N.J.

Dear sir:

I have your esteemed favor of the 1st inst. , with letter attached from Mr. Fred Figner, Rio Janeiro.

Replying thereto , beg to state that we have never done any business direct with Mr. Figner, although we have executed large orders for his account through Messrs. Elmenhorst & co, ,

New York Commission merchants. We have received thr.aughi.this firm business from Mr. Figner amounting to about $12,000.00, dmring the last two and a-half years. He is the largest and best customer we have in South America.

We have, during the past two or three years, addressed not more than three letters to him, and always as follows: Mr.

Fred Figner, Rua do Ouvidor #107, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but never "Casa Edison". We have, however, marked cases on shipments/"CasdN.

Xh The writer recently called Mr. Gilmore '1

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^^nd he did not offer any objection to our so marking the caseB.

Trusting that this matter can be satisfactorily adjusted,

and the information as given is what you require, I remain,

Phonograph Dictation WS/MP

Manager Foreign Dept.

P.S, I am returning herev/ith Mr. Figner's communication addressed to your goods elf.

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Orange, N. J.

J(i-M J. BIINTE,

BANKER AND BROKER,

CORBIN BUILDING, 102 BROADWAY,.

3 DIVIDEND PAYING STOCKS. BONDS PLAOBD AND LOANS NEGOTIATED.

To my Customers and Investors :-

New. York, October 13th, 1903.

A_ +h= - . ^ 1 Relieve that the opportunity presented

i«f,t'h8rfe?cl0sed Pr°speotus is beyond all comparison the best I have ever offered to my friends and investors generally.

+„n+ .... Tbref Years ago I sold a large amount of a stock at the price that this stock is now first offered at, and recently it sold on the “ar)ceb &t $130.00. per thousand , shares , an advance of nearly 500 SSPL? “T"™I"“L PSMOT.MCraXCAL

The offer;:, I make in connection .with this stock is one limit- less in possibilities and boundless in profits. The Company has the

!,orld as a business field. Its scope of operations and its profits will increase with every year's increase of business.

+ . _ - ,ue+dTeV^y WOrd of ^is prospectus carefully, keeping in mind

m Lv x+orfer.you the extraordinary opportunity to purchase a

block of this stock at the real ground floor. price of $25.00 per 1,000 shares, or at the rate of ONLY TWO AND A HALF CENTS A SHARE, pnn 4HHm, Th0.mf,Kt' Gon®ervahlve estimate of PROFITS EXCEEDS 200 PER CENT.

' ^any times and t,hose wh0 bny at the present offering will multiply that

A, The very low price at which this first allotment ‘of stock is offered, is made in order to sell the first issue rapidly and start the Company in business on a large scale at once'.

Experts, representatives of many of the great industrials and men pre-eminent in business affairs have examined our inventions and

Without exception given their unqualified endorsement. TH0S. A. : EDISON, THE PRINCE OF INVENTOR? has expressly commended the "Cinch-Clinoh."

. in the whole field of electrical manufactures, the greatest of

modern industries , there is not an opportunity for safe and profitable comparable with that offered now in the shares of the INTER¬ NATIONAL PERFECT ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY. Recall to mind the Bell > t feW ago it was a bare patent struggling for recog¬

nition, the shares selling at-.a nominal price; " now it is a $60,000,000 corporation paying millions in yearly dividends.

our invention interests a man of Edison's genius, and he unquaiifiedly commends it, is it not worth careful consideration on your part? Consider the low capitalization and present price in relation to ; the practical guarantees: for