[D8750AAP], Letter from Edison Phonograph Works, Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, December 7th, 1887

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Title

[D8750AAP], Letter from Edison Phonograph Works, Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, December 7th, 1887

Editor's Notes

Maguire tells me this morning that Tainter has taken out a patent on paper tubes for the transmission of Phonograms through the mails. ## I enclose a sketch from Jim Gilliland with his explanation. I think that the item is a good one, as I believe in a long journey the Phonograms might be chiped or marred by slivers. I have drawn a cu[---] through one of the lugs (?) showing how the box can be lightened up and still accomplish the purpose. I would like to have one of the Standard Phonograph blanks or tubes as soon as possible to send on to Jim for a sample lot of boxes. Jim has an automatic Pill-Box making machine. ## Let me know what you thnk of his idea."

Date

1887-12-07

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8750-F

Microfilm ID

120:249

Document ID

D8750AAP

Publisher

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