[D8822AAR], Letter from Harry T Murtha to Thomas Alva Edison, April 27th, 1888


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[D8822AAR], Letter from Harry T Murtha to Thomas Alva Edison, April 27th, 1888

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"I bought one of your Phonographs in 1878 and exhibited it in the Southern States. I have been working on some things myself in the past few years. I have invented a new Carriage Wheel and also a combination wrench, vise and jack screw tire lightener, but I am too poor to patent them. I can get money if I will surrender all my rights for a few dollars, which I do not feel disposed to do. I am an old Soldier and in bad health or I would have money to help myself. I will send you my models if you will get my patents for me, and you can dictate your own terms, for the payment of the money as well as interest. If you will send me one of your new Phonographs I can make some money exhibiting it and will pay for my Patents as well as for the Phonograph. This would be nothing to you but it would enable me to get upon my feet and to pay you back in a short time. I refer you to Col P. Zeis of the SAR Post-Middlepost Merg. Co. Ohio. Hoping to hear from you soon I remain very truly"





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