True Kirksite is not sold in America anymore. The patent is held by a company in the UK, who I visited with via e-mail. This variant [snip] works just like Kirksite.
Is it just me or is this slightly unethical to steer business away
from the patent holder? Isn’t it mostly preferable for us to reward
the original patent-holder rather than promote a copyist? I believe
that people who design and develop materials and methods are just
like people who design and develop jewelry products, and so to promote
copyists in either area seems wrong. I’d hate it if someone said my
work is “great stuff but go buy it from this other guy who makes
copies that are similar”. Is it fair to copy from an engineer when
it’s not so fair to copy from a jeweler?
So John, please also let us know about that UK company.
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