[D8818ANY], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Louis Glass, June 28th, 1888


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[D8818ANY], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Louis Glass, June 28th, 1888

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New name mentions: TAE, Gilliland, and Hamilton. Phonograph business delayed owing to certain improvements TAE has been making to the machine. The instrument that will be on the market is very much superior to the one you heard when in Orange. Articulation is clearer and manipulation easier. TAE introduced a new motor which requires less than half the amount of battery power used with the first instrument. Only one machine, beyond those Gilliland has, has left the Lab. It was taken to England by Gouraud, our foreign representative, and I enclose a clipping from to-day's 'World,' which explains itself, together with a copy of a cablegram we received from Gouraud. # San Francisco appealing for a Phonograph would have been irresistible had it been possible to satisfy her wants. The instrument was not ready and we were unable to respond. # We commenced the creation of new Phonograph buildings near the Lab. There are two buildings, one 75 X 400 and the other 75 X 200. They will be completed in about thirty days and equipped for 200 Phonographs per day. # Glad to hear of the Major's success. I presume he will charter a steamer shortly to bring him home. Hamilton went to England with Gouraud.





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