Subject to the slight qualification thus imposed by the police power, a corporation in one State may not only sell its goods for delivery in another State but collect the price in the latter State.21 And goods may be sent to a factor in another State for sale on commission, the title to remain in the foreign cor-poration until the goods are sold; without thereby violating statutes prohibiting the doing of business within the State by unlicensed foreign corporations.22 And even though a corporation of one State maintain a storehouse in another, to which goods are shipped as ordered and from which they are distributed, any laws of the latter State not justifiable under the police power, cannot affect its business, for it is interstate commerce.22 But if it is an agent's duty to sell and deliver, as a resident agent of a foreign corporation, it seems that the latter is not engaged in interstate commerce, but is doing business within the State, and is, therefore, subject to local laws.34 And the installation of machinery or other goods may be so far a distinct matter from the interstate sale as to subject a corporate seller undertaking the work to local laws imposing conditions on the transaction of business within the State.34a
27 Austin v. Tennessee, 179 U. S. 343, 44 L. Ed. 224, 21 S. Ct. 132.
28New York v. Hesterberg, 211 U. S. 31, 53 L. Ed. 75, 29 S. Ct. 10.
29 Savage v. Jones, 225 U. S. 501, 56 L. Ed. 1182, 32 8. Ct. 715; Standard Food Co. v. Wright, 225 U. S. 540, 56 L. Ed. 1197, 32 S. Ct. 784.
30 Rast v. Van Deman, 240 U. S. 342, 60 L. Ed. 679, 36 S. Ct. 370.
31 Kirven v. Virginia, etc., Co., 145 Fed. 288, 76 C. C. A. 172; New York, etc., Co. o. Williams, 102 N. Y. App. Div. 1,92 N. Y. S. 80S, affd., 184 N. Y. 579, 77 N. E. 1192. And see cases cited, supra, n. 18. In Sioux Remedy Co. v. Cope, 235 U. S. 197, 35 S. Ct. 57, 59 L. Ed. 193, the court held invalid so far as it applied to an action for the price of goods sold in interstate commerce a statute of South Dakota which required as a condition of the maintenance of an action by a foreign corporation in the courts of the State, appointment of an agent on wham process in any suit might be served, the filing of a copy of this appointment and of its charter with the Secretary of State and the payment of a fee of Sec. 25.
32 Atlas Engine Works v. Parkinson, 161 Fed. 223.
33 Caldwell v. North Carolina, 187 U. S. 622, 57 L. Ed. 336, 23 8. Ct. 229; Rock Island Plow Co. v. Peterson, 93 Minn. 356, 101 N. W. 616.