[D8803ABC], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Dick (A.B.) Co, December 1888


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[D8803ABC], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Dick (A.B.) Co, December 1888

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"Pay to ROBERT GILLILAND of Adrian Michigan. THREE TENTHS (3-10) of the royalty which you are to pay me on the EDISON MIMEOGRAPH." Signed. Dated. December. 1888 ### [New Page] "The Edison Mimeograph process for manifolding Typewriter work is conceded to be the only method ever devised whereby perfect copies can be taken from an original in unlimited numbers. ### The operation is simple, practical and reliable and consists in the use of a prepared stencil paper, over which is placed a Perforating Silk and both passed through a Typewriter-either the Remington, Caligraph, or Hammond--and written upon the same as an ordinary letter, with the exception that no ribbon whatever is used. ### The stencil thus formed is placed in the Mimeograph Printing frame, and copies taken from it by passing the inking roller over it in the ordinary way. ### From 1000 to 1500 perfect copies, which cannot be distinguished from actual Typewriter letters made through a ribbon can be taken from one stencil at the rate of 600 an hour. ### No sand or emery paper is used, and consequently none of the characters are 'cut out' of the stencil sheet, nor are the type roughened or injured in any way, as is the case invariably in all other stencil processes." Edison Agency






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