Manuscripts/Mixed Material Notes by Mabel Hubbard Bell, 1907
This then was my idea in offering my own money. Not the production of A flying machine, but the reducing to commercial use my husband's invention of the Tetrahedral System of Construction in anyway . Its use in the manufacture of flying machines was to my mind and purpose but one of many possible ways.
My idea was that Mr. Bell should carry on his own laboratory at his
Now why is not this as easy a way of getting over Mr. Bell's difficulty in regard to Mr. Bedwin or any other employee as well as one more agreeable to me than having my money used for the obtaining of patents? The Volta prize money was not used for the obtaining of patents and I don't want mine used for that. It seems to me that the patents should be obtained by the company to be organized by a practical business man for this purpose with capital subscribed by business men who are willing to go into it as a speculation on faith. I am willing Mr. Bell should be one of the capitalists whose money is to be used for the procuring of patents, but I want my own money used for the purpose of carrying on the experiments and the construction of the experimental apparatus leading up to the point where patents should be applied for.