This folder contains agreements and correspondence relating to the settlement of a 1909 royalty dispute between Edison, the Allis-Chalmers Co., and other companies using Edison's crushing roll technology, the patents on which had recently been upheld by the courts. Included are the main agreement of November 29, 1911, along with supplementary agreements (exhibits) specifying the new terms under which royalties were to be paid and accounted. The companies involved include Casparis Stone Co., Church Quarry Co., Dunbar Stone Co., Empire Limestone Co., and Kelley Island Lime & Transport Co. Other individuals involved include Louis Hicks, counsel for Edison, and Walter S. Mallory, vice president of the Edison Crushing Roll Co., who witnessed most of the agreements.
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes court-issued mandates, decrees, and stipulations pertaining to the withdrawal of appeals and the vacating of certain previous decisions.
Other documents relating to this case can be found in E-11-59 (Legal -- Litigation) in the Edison General File Series of Part V and in Edison v. Allis-Chalmers Co. et al. in the digital edition. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.