[D8750AAC], Letter from James R Ash to Uriah Hunt Painter, August 15th, 1887


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[D8750AAC], Letter from James R Ash to Uriah Hunt Painter, August 15th, 1887

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"A friend of mine has just returned from a call on Mr. Tainter of the Graphone instrument. ## He says that Tainter tells him that he is hard at work improving his Instrument; that he works on it night and day; that he has improved it very considerably, and has added several important things to it, not changing the general ground work of it, but to improve the mechanism. He also says that he has made a machine for Commercial use of a double nature by which two dylinders are run, and the merchant can keep one and send one off, by which means there can be no controversy, or in other words a copy of the matter is retained. ## There has been a paper circulated among the holders of the Graphone stock for their signatures, by which they bind themselves not to sell any of the stock at less than $50. a share. (Par $10.) [Marginalia along side of paragraph: "(60,000 shares)] This paper has been extensively signed by the holders of the stock, but the gentleman from whom this information came could not bind himself, as he told them that he was compelled to raise some money for use in his business, and might perhaps be obliged to part with ssome at less than that." Marginalia: "None [----] for a long while." Marginalia by Uriah Hunt Painter: "[--]y, ## The Bell [-----] are busy you see ## UHP ## Show to E"





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