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These files contain patent applications and related drawings, along with correspondence between Edison's attorneys and the U.S. Patent Office. Seven of the files relate to patent applications that were subsequently rejected by the Patent Office or abandoned by Edison. The four other files pertain to issued patents. Only the files relating to Edison's abandoned or rejected patents have been selected. A nearly complete set of application files for Edison's issued U.S. patents can be found in the National Archives (Record Group 241, Records of the Patent Office).
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