[D8818APG], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Robert Livingston Cutting, Jr., July 16th, 1888

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Abstract

I would have written you some tim ago in regard to the Phonograph Doll which you were to have received on board the steamer the morning you left here but was unable to obtain your address until a day or so ago. The doll was all ready for you, but at the last moment we found that certain matters in connection with the patents in France were in such condition that the sending of a toy Phonogrraph into that country would be impracticable without prejudicing our chances for obtaining good patents. We were therefore with much reluctance compelled to disappoint you.#The Phonograph Works buildings are almost completed. The first builiding will be turned over to us to-day. We have completed the experiments on the Phonograph and the machine is now absolutely perfect. Discusses why he was unable to send Cutting a Phonograph Doll, largely due to issues with patents in France. States that "the sending of a toy Phonograph into that country would be impracticable without prejudicing our chances for obtaining good patents." Also indicates that the Phonograph Works is almost complete, and that the Phonograph "machine is now absolutely perfect."

Date

1888-07-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8818APG

Folder Set

D8818

Title

[D8818APG], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Robert Livingston Cutting, Jr., July 16th, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:437

Publisher

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