[D8818ARU], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, August 18th, 1888


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[D8818ARU], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, August 18th, 1888

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[4 ss typed pages]. Is a document briefing TAE on the progress of numerous items and experiments. Provides a few sentence update under each of the following headings: Printer Experiment; Test Model Phonograph; Phonographs Under Contract; Books on Soap Making &C; Bamboo; Ink Factory (between this heading and the next are the following two paragraphs: "Batchelor has been away since yesterday at the sea shore with his family. He returns on Monday, when I will deliver your message. # I communicated with the Machine Works in regard to the centrifugal machine which they had at Goerck Street, and also in relation to insulation. I had hoped to have had a reply in time to embody the same in this letter, but nothing has come up to present writing. I will advise you just as soon as I hear from them. I also asked them about the castings for new big dynamo."); Asphalt Experiment; Mallory's Iron Analysis; Lettering on Phonographs; Lamp Test; Phonograph Data; Checks. ## At end of signature, adds: "I have just received the following telegram from the Machine Works, and have repeated to Batchelor that portion which relates to his going to Schenectady:- 'Centrifugal Drying machine shall be shipped Monday. Hope to cast new big dynamo early next week. Have new squirter running and have used up all insulation we have on hand; send more. Can Batchelor come up and see machine in operation? Important. EDISON MACHINE WORKS.'"




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