This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of Maguire & Baucus, which held the rights to market Edison's kinetoscope in Europe. Included are letters about the business of the Continental Commerce Co., a privately held affiliate of Maguire & Baucus. There are also documents about a patent dispute between Edison and the Edison United Phonograph Co. over the use of the phonograph in conjunction with the kinetoscope and correspondence regarding the production of motion pictures in Europe by Edison's associate, Theodore R. Heise. Among the correspondents are Irving T. Bush, president, and Joseph D. Baucus, treasurer, of the Continental Commerce Co.
All of the documents have been selected except for duplicate copies of selected items and documents that duplicate the information in selected material.
Related documents can be found in D-95-23 (Phonograph - Edison United Phonograph Co.) Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.