[D8847ABO], Letter from Wellington Bradley to Thomas Alva Edison, August 9th, 1888


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[D8847ABO], Letter from Wellington Bradley to Thomas Alva Edison, August 9th, 1888

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[phono for blind] "From the blind person in Canada who visited you on the 11th July. I respectfully recall your promise to let me have a Phonograph five weeks from the day on which I called on you. You told me to write five weeks from that day to you would have one ready for me. I now write a week sooner in order to know if it would be necessary for me to go to New York to understand any further improvements you have made during this time have you got it to record the shrill tones of the whistle I left you to if so how much faster does the sylinder halve to revolve in order to catch the tone. If the [unclear] on the gauges were made to be felt as well as seen they would be convenient for elderly people where there eyesight is impared or for others, where the light was not sufficient to distinguish them by sight, please reply at your earliest convenience + let me know the price so I will either go over for it or send you the money." I remain yours, Wellington Bradley [Tate marginalia: "TAE: Did you promise this man a phonograph? A.O.T] [TAE marginalia: "Yes one of the 1st. Write + say not ready yet, Hold Thurs" E."]





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