[D8805ABN1], Letter from Armin Tenner to Thomas Alva Edison, March 14th, 1888


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[D8805ABN1], Letter from Armin Tenner to Thomas Alva Edison, March 14th, 1888

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"I received the favor of your good private secretary dated Feb. 29th 88 and am pleased to learn that you are are on their way respectively to the [unclear] of Saxony, Bavaria aus Wirstemborg. No doubt this is all only an attempted to gain notoriety. ### I do not fear Mr. Berliner or any one else [unclear] soon put these infringers in their proper places. Yet I would like to see the Phonograph come out as early as possible. Even infringers can do harm if they are first in the field. ### Mr. Gilliland should be kind enough to point out to me wherein Mr. Berliner expels your invention in case you have not the time to do so. Nothing is said here of the Crawfish Phonograph of Bell. Perhaps old sly Hubbard wants to regenerate his sickly child in [unclear] before enriching Europe with the bastardy offspring. If you so desire, I will forward you hereafter copies of such newspapers containing accounts of [unclear] your invention on the so called inventions of Bell + Berliner? The latter has a brother in Hanover who like all [unclear] has more cheek than a brass [unclear] and claims everything resembling an invention as the product of the great Emily Berliner. ### The death of Emperor William reminds one of the destened value of the Phonograph. If I had a Phonograph of the Emperor W could manifest the same unlimited I could realize a fortunre in six weeks of for all interested." Ver respectuflly yours, Armin Tenner





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