[D8751AAL], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, November 30th, 1887


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[D8751AAL], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, November 30th, 1887

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"Have you seen your way yet to the cheap multiplication of permanent phonograms? It is rather to that end that Berliner seems to have been working, and there might be something in his method worth your consideration. I am especially anxious to multiply in large quantities your phonogram No. 1, for the use of agents. ## I have the proposed contract between our Company and agents in hand. Will send you and Gilliland copies when definitely settled, and they may be of use to you over there. ## I tried to secure the words 'Phonograph' and 'Phonogram' alone, independent of the prefix of 'Edison's,' but it was denied by the trade mark office. I yesterday saw the Registrar myself, who was reconsidered the matter, and there is some hope of my securing both words, or at least 'Phonogram.' They recognize that you are the first to use these words in connection with your invention, and allow that there is some claim for giving you a monopoly of their use. ## P.S.---By your observation 'I have the duplication process for cylinders pretty well worked up,' I hope you mean that by speaking once a duplicate record for filing is produced. Is that what you mean?"




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