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LEGAL SERIES RICHARD W. KELLOW FILE

Legal Series Richard W. Kellow File 1916

Agreement with Phonograph Sales Co. (1916-1918) [env. 1]

Deed -- Isaac W. and Frances F. England - Mineral Rights (1916, 1920) [env. 34]

Agreement with U.S. Crushed Stone Co. (1916-1917) [env. 100] Agreement with Miller Reese Hutchison (1916) [env. 162]

Bills of Sale to Edison Storage Battery Co. (1916) [env. 166]

Agreement with Andrea and Serafina Maglio (1916, 1919) [env. 173] Agreement with Wisconsin Chair Co. (1916-1917) [env. 175]

Contract with Mitsui & Co. (1916-1917) [env. 160]

Correspondence with Mitsui re Phenol Plant in Japan (1916-1920) [env. 186]

MEUORANDCU OF AGREEMENT entered Into thlo^day of December, 1916, by and batween THOMAS A. EDISON, of West Orange, New JerBoy, party of the first part, and PHONOGRAPH- SALJSS .CCKRUnr, a corporation of Hew Jersey, party of the second part, WITNESSETH:-

WHEREAS, by an agreement of even date herewith entered into by4and betwe.ep Phonographs Limited, a oorporatlon of New Jersey, Charles O'Oonor Slogne, John EyreSloana, John Eyre Sl'osne Guardian of. Thomas Edison Sloans, Fred N. Ritohie, and said Phonograph -Sales Company, a copy of whioh said agreement is annexed hereto, said Phono¬ graph Sales Company agrees to sell to said Phonographs Limited all of the assets of Bald Phonograph Sales Company, lnoluding goodwill, at a prloe based upon the value of the physical aseetB, leases, aooounts reoeivable, instalment paper, eto. of said Phonograph Sales Oompany, ihioh eaid price does not inelude any allowance for the good will of eaid Phonograph Sales Company; and

WHEREAS, said Thomas A. Edison desired that eaid Phonograph Sales Oompany should execute said agreement;

j HOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto have agreed and do

hereby agree ae follows; -

Sal£ Thomae A. Edison agrees that In consideration of the execution of, the aforesaid agreement of' even date herewith by eaid Phonograph Sales Oompany, said Thomas A. Edison will, subject to the provisions herainafter oontalned.pay to said Phonograph Salsa Company, without interest, the sum of Twenty 'Six Thousand Dollars l$26,000)» provided that in oase any of the items of the aooounte reoeivable ( lnoluding instalment paper) to be assigned to said Phonographs Limited under the aforesaid agreement of even date herewith shall be

found to be not genuine or the amount inoorreotly oharged upon the hoohn of said Phonograph Salea Company, than and In eaoh such ease eald Ihomae A. Edison shall have the right to deduot all auoh not genuine and inoorreot amounts from the amount herein agreed to he paid*

Provided furthermore that in oaae it shall devolop that there are any liabilities, contingent or otherwise, of said Phonograph Sales Company, in addition to those liabilities for the discharge and extinguishment of which provision is made in the afore bo id agreement of evon date

herewith, said Thomas A. Edison shall have the right to deduot from the ■iU.

amount payable hereunder an amount equal to^ aggregate of all sudh additional liabilities.

She amount payable hereunder shall be paid in monthly installments of 6ne thousand Dollars ($1,000) eaoh until the entire amount to be paid hereunder ehall have been paid, and the first of auoh monthly installments shall be paid one month after the consummation of tho sale provided for in the aforesaid agreement of even date herewith. Said Thomas A. Edison shall have tho right, if ho so eleots, to pay any of said installments before the some is due.

Bile agreement shall inure to the benefit of and bo

binding upon tho respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns of the parties hereto.

PHONOGRAPH SAUM-GOJffAHY

Secretarial Service Department THOMAS A. EDISON, PERSONAL

Function*

SUBJECT:

Shone* A. Edison, Personal.

Payments to Phono graphSale Agreement 12/82/16.

4259

August 23, 1918,

Hr, J. H. Smith, BooJfioeeperj

In answer to a <p»ry from our Auditing Service Department reading as . follows* I have made the reply shown below.

oimr, Will you Kindly furnish tho inditing Service jDepertaient^with informtion^egnrd to $l,000.0(r item Oharged to Reserve for Dmahtful Aooounts end Notoe eaoh month.

reply, This account is not with Edison Phonographs, Limited, as stated ty you. It is with Phonograph Bales Company.

The account has taen wrongly Kept in that charges have been made monthly s for Doubtful Accounts and Notes. . . ,

i ! under a oontraot dated Deo, 22. 1816, Thomas A. Edison is to pay *2i 5,000.

msi&s-Sz fiaasssHsr

Sales Oonpany and Thoema A. Edison."

This latter account .was, . to. h. orsdited-monthly with P^ts made end at the same t in&V' Profit, and 'Lot's ' Aooount was i^arged* (

•’ .. -loin nv lmnvrlsdse. and

Thi e arrangement was discontinued in Jan. 1918 without my -

, that time, it has heed the praotloe monthly to charge Aooounte Receivable

gRSS

' (Phonograph Bales OwffsnyJ* ..

This uraotios since to. 1918 Is lnoorrso^, and

period. .

Thi. will reinstate the original practice and oorroot the situation you

Copies 'tot-

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Thomas A. Edison and Wife

jes F. England

1916 : - -

p. of Jefferson, of Sparta, Sussex Co

Mineral eight! Morris CO., ai Hew Jersey.

year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, bet¬ ween THOMAS A. EDISON and MINA M. EDISON, both of the City of West Orange, in the County of Essex and State of New Jersey, parties of the first part, and ISAAC W. ENGLAND, and NUANCES F. ENGLAND, his wife, both of the City of Eassaio, in the County of Eassaio and State of New Jersey, parties of the second port: WITNESSETH , That the said party of the firBt part, in consideration of the sum of One Dollar lawful money of. the United States of America, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, at or before the ensealing and del¬ ivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowl¬ edged, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, remised, releas¬ ed, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant,

bargain, sell, alien, remise, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to their heirs and as¬ signs forever, ALL the minerals already found or hereafter to be found in or under the said tracts or parcels of lands and premises hereinafter described, together with all the rights and liberties of the said parties of the first part, their heirs and assigns, and their servants, agents and workmen, to enter upon and to prospect, to mine and to ship ore anywhere on said land and premises, together with all the rights and liberties of said parties of the first part, their heirs and assigns, and their servants, agents and workmen, to make and

use such roads and to erect such buildings and engines , machinery and works and to lay and use such tracks on said lands and premises as may be necessary in connection with the mining, preparation and shipping of any and all ores, to use i any and all of the roads and waters neoessary for mining, j; dressing and preparation of ores on said lands and premises and to sink, drive, make and use such pits, shafts and drifts as may be necessary for the mining, dressing and preparation of

premises. ^ . !: .

She minerals, and rights ana liberties with respect thereto , ! in the premises hereinafter described being the same as are ex-

J pressly excepted and reserved by the parties of the first part in a oertain deed made by them to the New Jersey Zino Company, dated July 7th ,1914, ana recorded July 13th, 1914, in the j offioe of the Register of Sussex County, in Book G-ll of Deeds, pp 13 eto. ,and in a oertain deed made by the parties of the |

I first part to the New Jersey Zinc company, dated July 2nd, 1914,', and recorded in the office of the Register of Sussex County Jn I Book F-ll of Deeds, pp 545, eto. , ana also recorded in the offioe i of the Register of MorriB County in Book R-22 of Deeds, pp 10 etc : ' at.t. those oertain tracts or paroels of land and premises

i hereinafter particularly described, situate, lying and being ;

1 partly in the Township of JefferBon in the County of Morris

! and partly in the Township of Sparta in the County of Sussex ; and State of New . Jersey.

point four hundred (400) feet South 63 degr

of the road leading from Milton to Hopewell, said stone monu

ment being at the Southeasterly corner of the property hereto

fore oonveyed by the New Jersey Zinc Company to the partie

grantee) herein by deed dated May 9th, 1916

£fche'"party

grantee) herein by deed dated May 6th, 1916 .thence running

( 1 ) South 53 degre

Albert R. Riggs and the property of the grantee hereinf formerly

property of the New Jersey Zino Company) j^henoe (2)North!ll

oonds West two thousand nine hundred

;tr,;,3rTTOi,un,,u3 1 uagrwos^p-'mrnute u gongs-gcms- East twelve hundred and ten (1210) feet to a stone monument; thenoe (4) Worth 23 degrees 6 minutes 30 seoonds East two hundred and twenty-five end ninety one-hundredths (225.90') feet to a stales and heap of stones; thenoe (6) Worth 59 degrees 6 minutes 30 seoonds East four hundred and twenty- seven and twenty one -hundredths (427.20') feet to stake and heap of stones; thenoe (6) Worth 82 degrees 42 minutes 30 seoonds East two hundred and seventy and fifty one -hundredths (270.60’) feet to a stake and heap of stoneB; thenoe (7)

South 86 degrees 4 minutes East five hundred and twenty -two and sixty one -hundredths (522.60') feet to a Btake and heap of stones; thenoe (8) Worth 71 degrees 8 minutes 40 seoonds East three hundred and twenty-eight and nineteen one-hundred¬ ths (328.19') feet to a stone monument; thenoe (9) Worth 81 degrees 45 minutes 40 seoonds East six hundred and seven and thirty-five one -hundredths (607.35') feet to a stake and heap of stones; thenoe (10) Worth 63 degrees 32 minutes 10 seoonds East three hundred and forty-four and twenty-two one- jhundredths (344.22') feet to a stone monument; thenoe (11) jWorth 41 degrees 40 minutes 10 seconds East ninety-eight and I fifty one -hundredths (98.50) feet to a point; thence (12) South 59 degrees 5 minutes 10 seconds East seventeen hundred and eighty-two and fifty one -hundredths (1782.60) feet to the point or place of beginning.

Containing two hundred and forty-eight and fifty one -hundr edths (248.60)aores.

TOGETHER with a strip of land extending along each ijside of a certain wood road for a distance of one hundred (100) feet from each side of the centre line thereof, being two hundred (200) feet in width in all, which said wood road begins at a point on the westerly side of the road leading from Milton to Hopewell about four hundred (400) feet south -

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easterly from a oross on a rook on the north side or saia roaa from Milton to Hopewell, skid rook being referred to in a cer¬ tain deed dated May 9th, 1916, from the Hew Jersey Zino Com- j pany to/the grantees herein^ and being the most northeasterly | boundary of the premises therein conveyed, and leads in a gen- eral southwesterly direction to the northeastern boundary link I of the premises hereinbefore conveyed tojthe grantee herein,' , | (said .strip of land extending throughout the length of said j j wood road from the aforesaid beginning point thereof on the | Milton-Hopewell road to the point Where said wood road crosses I the aforesaid northeastern boundary line of the premises here- jinbefore oonveyed tojthe- grantee herein!] j Said strip of land containing two acres

TOGETHER with all and singular the tenements, i

{hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, re- 1 I mainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof.

| AHD ALSO , all the estate, right, title, interest, property,

!; possession, claim and demand whatsoever, as well in law as in j! equity, of the said party of the first part, of, in, or to jj the above described premises, and every part and parcel there-^ | of, with the appurtenances, TO HAVE AHD TO HOXJ) all and singu-; I! lat the above mentioned and described premises, together with 1 1 the appurtehanoes unto the said party of the second part, jj their heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use, bene- |j fit and behoof of the said party of the second part, their j i| heirs and assigns forever. i

IH WITHESS WHEREOF, the said parties of the first | part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year J

i Signed, Sealed and Delivered (signed) Thos. A. Edison j in the Presence of " Mina M’ EdlBon

j (signed (Frederick Bachmann)

Secretary ~ 'Ihonos A* Edison. Personal Delos Balden - Logoi Oatmeal*

Hineral Rialto - Ogdon JUnee*

Hr. Headoecroft telle m iso turned over to you* a day or two ago. on agree aunt between Hr* Bdleon and 1* W* England giving the latter a release of rdnoral righto on a snail portion of the Ogden aino property whit* tor. England purposed to buy. I think, for a country home. 1 should Hire very such to havo a copy of thlo egrecreent for tor* Edison's files then it will bo convenient for you to let n# have It* as Hr* Edison's files at present do not contain this dooucunt.

R. B. ZELLCS.

Secretory

JSSr. Seadoworoft

day

MEMORANDUM 01’ AGREEMENT made this of 1916 by and between THOMAS A. EDISON, of

Llewellyn Park, West Orange, Essex Qounty, New Jersey, party of the first part, and UNITED STATES CBUSHED STONE COMPANY of a corporation organized and ex¬

isting under and Dy virtue of the laws of the Sate of Maine, party of the second part, WITNESSETH:-

WHEREAS, a certain agreement was made and entered into on the 24th day of July, A. D.1908 by and between the party of the first part and Moise Dreyfus, Aaron E. Husbaum and Charles A. Klotz, all of the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, relating to a license from the party of the first part to said Moise Dreyfus, Aaron E. Husbaum and Charles A. Klotz under the Letters Patent aid applications for Letters Patent enumerated in said agreement as follows:-

LETTERS PATEnT

Crushing Rolls, Ho. 567,187, Sept. 8, 1896 Method of Breaking Rock, No. 672,616, April 2 a, 1901 Apparatus for Breaking Rook, No. 672,617, April 23, 1901 Grinding or Crushing Rolls, No. 674,057, May 14, 1901

Anparatus for Screening Pulverized Material, No. 675,057,

May 28, 1901 •']

APPLICATIONS EOK NBTTERS PATENT Giant Rolls, filed January 13, 1903, Serial No. 138,813 Screening Plates, filed August 1, 1903, Serial No. 167,929

I Crushing Rolls, filed September 7, 1906, Serial No. 333,607 and

'WHEREAS, the party of the second part is the owner of the entire right, title and interest of said Moise

Dreyfus , Aaron E. Husbaum and Charles A. Klotz in and to the said agreement of July 24, MOB, said right, title and inter., eat having been assigned by said lloise Dreyfus, Aaron E. Ms- baum and Charles A. Klotz to the party of the second part by an instrument in writing dated August 1, 1908; and

WHEREAS, the party of the second part is de¬ sirous of obtaining a reduction in the royalty rate for stone crushed at its plant at ^ C^U4'( during the calendar year 1916; and

WHEREAS, the party of the first part is will¬ ing to grant such reduction for said year;

iiOiV , ‘i'HSREFORE, the parties hereto have agreed and do hereby agree as follows :-

1. For all stone crushed during the calendar year iai6 by the party of the second part at its plant at

, the party of the second part

I will pay to the party of the first part royalties computed as follows instead of at the rate provided for in the said I agreement dated July 24, 1908 for stone crushed as afore¬ said: If the average selling price of crushed stone f.o.b.

said plant of the party of the second part during the calen¬ dar year 1916 is under forty-five cents ( 45ji ) per cubic yard, the said royalty rate for the calendar year 1916 will be one cent (1?S) per cubic yard. If, however, the said average j price is forty-five cents (45/S ) or more per cubic yard, the Laid royalty rate for the calendar year 1916 will bo one and a half cents (1 l/2f$) per cubic yard. During the calendar year 1916, the party of the second part agrees to make month¬ ly payments at the times and according to tlio manner' pro¬ vided for in said agreement dated July 24, 1908 at the rate

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of one cent per cubic yard, and at the end of said year, if the Bald average price for the said year shall have been forty-five cents or more per cubic yard, the party of the second part will pay to the party of the first part, on or before the 10th day of January, 1917, in addition to the payments theretofore made the sum of one-half cent for each cubic yard of stone crushed during the calendar year 1916, in payment of the balance due on royalties computed at the rate oi one and a half cents per cubic yard.

2. Except as herein and hereby specifically modified, the aforesaid agreement of July 24, 1908 shall re¬ main in full force and effect, and the royalty rates pro¬ vided for therein shall again prevail on and after January 1, 1917.

XU V/I5HESS '.VH3R20F, the parties hereto have executed this agreement the day and year i'i rat-above" written

Emtx'ir§±cttx>iv Clio.

producers of. crushed stone

‘February 28,1917

Mr. Vi. S. Mallory, President,

Edison Portland Cement Co.,

St. James Building,

New York City.,

Dear Mr. Mallory

V/e beg to acknowledge receipt ^of^your favov^

Edison 1 ^"decision S£SS2g Sufrfque^f for region in royalty.

it is true that the Chicago price °h

««. Stone ..." W SJJSd-lySl SSS- of

leSts “is 3c!S??m”rrvr;f sr

tailed seriously throu^ inabili / condition creat-

railroads to procure 0f*s , ?£e dealers took advantage

s^-ss;1^ •taSoSS*^^^.? ^r?o srs. the

ssevs. ’mess. ss~ driver ssssi.

5 S&? » ff^OTL-as-sas^-

coupled with .-.the abnormal prices of all co f roduotion

irr.r^.srtir.so, «* .m >»» * «

care of by us at the lower prices.

Under these circumstance. .it .

( for us to avail ourselves of the X°0®r0f ^“desire to relinquish contract, ‘and « hereby notify you 0- «* u the basis

w- \ r4rs“"McT«s-™“*v'^r «. « «» iif° °f

of 'Y \ such oontraot.

llls lett„ ... tt.r.ns s?

nn^Rrfltnod bv your oompany.

" J f®3

*'K«W 005

\ thi

fattcir (£0.

PRODUCERS OF CRUSHED STONE

GENERAL OFFICES ou*««im

TELCPMONt ,oe SOUTH LA SALLE STREET M1COOK.M.L.

rRANMMNB'4 CHICAGO

Mr. W. S. Mallory H 2.

Regretting

to make it impossible for

the fact that conditions are such us to operate on the old "basis* X

Yours very truly.

KDsKH

February 28, 1917.

Ur. li. Dreyfus, Proa.,

U, S. Crushed Stone Co.»

108 So. LaSalle St.,

Chicago, Ill.

Uoar Ur. Dreyfus :-

I .am in receipt of yourB 25th, and note that you desire to take advantage of . the clause in your con¬ tract under which you relinquish the right for the exclusive .license, and will operate from the first of ahnuarjr, W-> t_o the end o_f the contract under the non-exclusive royalty, of one and one-half cents (3 per cubic yard^

Pleaso note that such action on your I part is satisfactory to us, and I have notified Ur. Udison | of your desire to make the above change.

•X understand fully the conditions you are having in shipping your produot, as >/e arc having the same conditions here, and the shipping of both our in and out freight is accompanied with the Greatest possible trouble, but in spite of this. I sincerely trust that 1917 will prove to be the most prosperous year that you have had in a long

'feme .

-yithmy very kindest remembrances , 1 am, Yours very. truly,

WSU-HBS

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made and entered into this dey of 1916, between THOMAS A,

EDISON, of West Orange, New jersey, hereinafter oalled Mr. Edison, party of the first part, MILLER REESE HUTCHISON, of West Orange, Hew Jersey, hereinafter oalled Ur. HutohiBon, party of the seoond part, and EDISON STORAGE BATTERY C QUEAN Y, a corporation of the State of New Jersey, having an offioe at West Orange, in said State, hereinafter oalled the Edison Company, party of the third part, WITNESSETH:-

WHEREAS, negotiations have been entered into be¬ tween Mr. Edison, the Edison Oompany and Vickers limited, a British oompany having an offioe at Viokers House, Broad¬ way, Westminster, London, hereinafter oalled the Viokers Company, as a result of which Mr. Edison and the Edison Company are about to submit to the Viokers Company for ao- oeptanoe by the Viokers Company a certain proposed agreement, a oopy of whioh is attached hereto and marked "Exhibit A", whioh said agreement provides for the sale by the Edison Oompany to the ViokerB Company of loaded tubes and pooketB of the Edison Company's standard manufacture for submarine batteries to be used by the Viokers Company for the manu¬ facture in Great Britain of Edison submarine type storage batteries to be sold for use in submarine vessels belonging to the British Navy, Canada, Australia, Hew Zealand , India , Spain and Italy* and .

WHEREAS, Mr. Hutohison has assisted in the afore-

. . ■: . . :

Bald negotiations; and

WHEREAS, It 1b desired to provide for the compen¬ sation of llr. Hutchison;

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto have agreed and do hereby agree as follows :-

1. The Edison Company agreeB that if the afore¬ said proposed agreement between Mr. Edison, the Edison Com¬ pany and the Vickers Company shall have been duly executed by the parties thereto and delivered on or before the c^ day of 1916, the Edison Company will thereafter

pay to Mr. Hutchison as compensation a sum equal to two percent (2$S) of the gross reoeipts actually received from the Vickers Company by the Edison Company in payment for all loaded tubes ana pockets purchased by the Vickers Company from the Edison Company under Baid agreement during the firs-; five years following the date thereof, saia tubes ana pook- ets being only such tubes and pookots as shall be sold to the Vickers Company for. use in the manufacture in Great Britain of Edison submarine type storage batteries to be sold for use in submarine vessels belonging to the British Navy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Spain and Italy; provided, however, that the EdiBon Company shall not be liable hereunder for any failure to enforce any of the promises or covenants of the Vickers Company oontained in said agreement, and provided further that Mr. Hutohison shall not be entitled to be reimbursed for any expenditures which may be made by him in connection with the said agree¬ ment or the manufacture or sale of batteries thereunder, ex-

oept auoh expenditures aa shall have been expressly author¬ ized in writing hy Mr. Edison or a duly authorized offiosr of tho Edison Company, and all olaims for reimbursement for suoh expenditures must be filed monthly with the proper party. Ehe EdiBon Company agrees to keep aoourate and prop¬ er books of aooount showing the aforesaid reoeipts, and agreeB to render to Mr. Hutohison quarterly statements of suoh reoeipts, said statements to be rendered within fifteen days after the expiration of the quarter for whioh the state¬ ment is rendered, and to be aooompanied by a remittance of suoh stun or sums as may be due to Mr. Hutohison hereunder based upon the reoeipts of the preceding quarter.

3. Mr. Hutohison agrees to aooept the sums agreed to be paid hereunder in full compensation for all of his services in oonneotion with the aforesaid negotiations and proposed agreement, and in full payment of any and all olaims against Mr. Edison and the Edison Company and each of them for any and all commissions or other compensation arising out of or based upon any and all sales previously or hereafter raado of Edison storage batteries or parts there- of to the Viokors Company or for ubo in submarine vessels belonging to the British Havy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Spain or Italy.

3. This agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors and assigns of the Edi¬ son Company and the executors , administrators and assigns of Mr. Edison and Mr. Hutohison respectively.

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EXHIBIT A

HSHDHANmJM OP AOHBEMEHT made and entered Into this day of 1916, between THOMAS A. EDISON. of West Orange, New

Jersey, U. 8. A., hereinafter oalled Mr. Edison, of the first part, EDI80N 8T0RAGE BAITEHY COMPANY, a aorporatlon of the State of New Jersey, U. 3. A,, having an office at west Orange In said State, hereinafter oalled the Edison Cospany, of the second part, and VI0KEE8 LIMITED, a British Company having an office at Vlokers House, Broadway, Westminster, London, hereinafter called the Vickers Company, of the third part,

IySEBEAS, the Edison Company Is engaged In the manufacture and sale of Edison Storage Batteries, the foreign rights of whioh for use In submarine vessels belonging to the British Navy and to other foreign governments are controlled by Hr. Edison; and

WHEHBAS, Hr. EdiBon Is a stockholder of aid Is otherwise in- ' torestod In the Edison Company; and

AHEBEAS, the Vlokers Company la desirous of entering Into an agreement with the Edison Cospany ana Mr. Edison for the manufacture In Great Britain of Edison Storage batteries of the submarine type to bo sold for use In submarine vessels belonging to the British Navy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Spain and Italy*

now, THEHBFOKB, the parties hereto have agreed and do hereby

1. Subject to the terms of this agreement ao hereinafter fully set forth, Mr. Edison agrees that the Viokera Cospany ehall manu¬ facture la Great Britain and sell for use in submarine vessels belonging to the British Navy, Canada, Australia, Hew Zealand, India, Spain and Italy, Edison submarine type storage batteries.

jl g. ihe Vlokers Ooa®any shall manufacture all parts of Edison

submarine type storage batteries for said purpose except loaded tubes and pockets.

Upon reasonable notice, the Edison Company will sell to the Victors Company auoh loaded tubes and pookets of the Edison Company's standard manufacture for submarine batteries as the Vickers Company may order from time to time, said tubes and pookets to be delivered f.a.s.

SQw York, H. Y. , packed for export shipment, at the following prloesi

Standard loaded tubes three-sixteenths inoh diameter at twenty-four dollars and elgity-five cents ($24.86) per thousand.

Staidard S type loaded negative pootots at flftoen dollars and fifty-five oents ($15.65) per thousand.

(hloh said prioss shall apply to all suoh tubes and pookets delivered la rounder during the five years Immediately following the date hereof.

4, All tubes aid pookets supplied hereunder shall confcrm to *e Edison Con^any's standard with raspeot to rated oapaoity and meohaa- Loal construction am shall be finally inspaoted at the Edison Company's ’aotory by the Vlokers Oompany.

5. All payments for tubes am pookets supplied hereunder shall e made by the Viokars Oompany in lawful money of the united States of merloa upon presentation of shipping documents In Hew York, H. I., to an gent the Vlokers Company shall designate, am the Victors company

] ereby designates as suoh agent its bankers, Messrs. Winslow, Lanier & i oniony, 69 Cedar Street, Hew York, 5. Y.

L6. The Victors Company agrees that during the year following date hereof It will purchase from the Edison Oompany a sufficient

quantity of the aforesaid loaded tubes and po state to make up an aggre¬ gate amount of One Hundred Thousand Hollars ($100,000) at the prices hereinbefore specified, and the Victors Company furthermore agrees that during each year of the four years following a aid first year It will pur¬ chase a sufficient quantity of the aforesaid loaded tubes and pootots to ■t. up an aggregate amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) at the prices hereinbefore specified. The Vlotars Company furthermore agrees that should this agreement continue beyond the end of the fifth [year from the date hereof, the Vldtars Company will purchase airing each year of the life of the agreement after the end of said fifth year a sufficient quantity of the aforesaid loaded tubes and pootats to mate up an aggregate amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) at aioh prices as may be hereafter fixed by the Edison Company In accordance with the provisions of Paragraph Ten (10) hereof.

7. The Edison Company agrees to use reasonable diligence with Its present manufacturing equipment and system In supplying to the Victors Company such of the aforesaid standard loaded tubes and pockets aa the Vlotars Company shall order hereunder for the purposes herein specified daring the life of this agreement. It la expressly agreed, however, that the Edison company shall not bo liable for any delay la supplying loaded tubes and pockets hereunder due to any strlta, fire, flood, war, or any unavoidable cause, or due to Inability to obtain or delay In obtaining material! nor for any other delay unless caused by the failure of the Edison Company to use reasonable diligence as aforesaid. It is further understood and agreed that the acceptance of any order hereundor shall | bo subjeot to such requirements as the Edison Company may deem neoossary to secure pigment by the Vlotars Oompsny of the goods ordered, and the Edison Company shall not be required to fill any order hereunder until Its requirements in this reBpeot have been satisfactorily met by. the

VIOtars Company.

8. as ooon ao practicable after the exeoutioa of this agreement by the parties hereto, the Edison Company will supply to the Victors Company without cost three sets of detail and assembly blue prints of Ifce Edison submarine type battery construction necessary to construct and assemble submarine cells using loaded tubes and poCtots supplied here¬ under*

9* The Viotora Company agrees to promote diligently the sale of Edison batteries for use in submarine vessels belonging to the British Navy, Canada, Australia, Hew Zealand, India, Spain and Italy, aid to naaufacture, assemble and supply Edison batteries in conformity with this agreement to an extent adequate to fill all demands for Ediaon batteries for suoh submarine vessels*

10. This agreement for the manufacture of batteries for sub¬ marine vessels Bhall continue until superseded by suoh other contract as s»y hereafter be made by the parties hereto with the express intent and purpose of superseding this agreement, unless sooner terminated ao here¬ inafter provided for. Provided, however, that the EdiBcn Company Bhall have the right from time to time to Increase the aforesaid prices for loaded tubes and pootots to be supplied hereunder after the expiration of five years from the date hereof, if and whenever the Edison Company shall consider suoh action necessary on aooount of increased ooBt of labor or material*

11. Should the Victors Oonpany fail), to mate the purchaaea agree L to be made hereunder ao aet forth in Paragraph Six (6) hereof du- tag any year of this agreement, then the Ediaon Ooapany Shall have the right to terminate this entire agreement upon three months notice in writing to the Victors Company.

12. So long as the aforesaid arrangement for the manofaoture of batteries for submarine vessels shall continue In effsot, and the

BILL OS' SALE

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS t-

That I, THOMAS A. EDISON, of WeBt Orange, In the County of Essex and State of New Jersey, party of the firBt part, in oonsi deration of the sum of One Dollar and of other good and valuable consideration 8 to me paid by EDISON STORAGE BATTERY COMPANY, a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of New Jersey, and having its principal place of business at West Orange in said State, party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold, granted, conveyed, transferred and delivered, and by these presents do bargain, sell, grant, convey, transfer and deliver unto the party of the second part, its success¬ ors and assigns, all the machinery, tools, furnaces, boilers tanks, pumps, eleotrical apparatus and wiring and other equipment in, upon and about the premises at Bloomfield and Belleville leased by me to party of the seoond part by an instrument bearing even date herewith and in, and about the buildings on said leased premises, and more particularly shown in the annexed schedule.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the Bams unto said party of the second part, its successors and assigns forever.

IN WITNESS WHEREON, I have hereunto set ray hand and seal this 1st day of September, 1916.

Cl. (L.S.

Signed, sealed and delivered by Bald Thomas A. Edison in the presence of:

STATE OE MBW JERSEY )

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comm oe essex )

On this O'- CL day of {

1916, before me personally appeared THOMAS A. EDISON, to me personally known and known by me to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and I having first made known to him the contents thereof, he acknow¬ ledged that he executed the same as and for the purposes therein set forth.

SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY MENTIONED IN AND CONVEYED BY THE ANNEXED BILL OF BALK

miscellaneous

16 56" 220 Volt G. E. Plain Type Ceiling Fan Motobs

7! ^drate Rack Oar. of angle Iron eonatruotion 2 Drum Hacks (steel) for potash dissolving

1 #2 Fulton Centrifugal Pump Y-9473

1 5 H.P. 240 V. Bullock Motor Y-364

2 Koertlng Lead Jet Lifts, per B/£ L.B. 37

3 1-1/4 Worthington Clase "C" Volute' Centrifugal Pun®- Noe. 536173-77-80, direct connected to C.W. 1 H.P. Motor with Hand Startoro

1 j.H. Day Co. Invincible Mixer

1 #508 International Time Recorder, ber. #31563

2 413-G International Time Recorder Card Racks

Sssssrtfr zsb

Nob. 541959-60, each connected to 3/4 n.l. o.w. wo with Hand Starters

1 4000 Lbs. Army Type Peerless Hoist

starter #427552

1 HilfcitrkBCo. 20" Superior Drilling Machines 19 Cast Steel Reduction Pots

so“ o. »..«!. "lv“

trolleys, 1 ton capacity. Ber. #3669 .

1 Shepard 200 V. D.C. 2 Motors, type I