[D8704AFB], Letter from Charles H Bagley to Thomas Alva Edison, November 24th, 1887

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[D8704AFB], Letter from Charles H Bagley to Thomas Alva Edison, November 24th, 1887

Editor's Notes

Have invented "the application of a phonograph to a clock" as a substitute for the striking devices now in use; instead of striking the hour, the clock will actually "Tell the Time of Day"; would this infringe on your patent? As a mechanic, I have little money to apply for patents or inventions; but if the device is "original with me," I suppose I'm entitled to letters patent for a new and novel use of a device already patented; thought it best to write you before going any further; talking clock might be profitable if put on the market; have been reading about your new shop; would you have a spot for an inventive mechanic? Worked at Elgin watch for 17 years.

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Date

1887-11-24

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8704AFB

Folder Set

D8704-F

Microfilm ID

119:309

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University