[D8848AAV], Letter from Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, March 31st, 1888


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[D8848AAV], Letter from Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, March 31st, 1888

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"I enclose a letter from Maguire which please peruse and return as the clippings attached contain sone information concerinig their business which I want to have on file in the office. You will please notice that this contract with Lippincott has been approved by the stockholders. ### I want to have you make for me, Monday is possible, photographs of the standard Phonograph. I want them for the engraves. As the form of the machine is definitely settled this work can go ahead at once and it is very important that it should be goten over this coming week, otherwise it will be late. It will be a great advantage to Gouraud if electrotypes of these cuts can be sent to him with his first Phonographs and also that he should have copies of our descriptive pamphlets, price-lists and all other printed material which we are preparing for the business. You appreciate the fact that nothing whatever could have been done on the cuts and very little could have been written descriptive of the apparatus until the present time, owing to the uncertainty as to just what attachments would be added to it. If we take up this matter now and press it as hard as possible it will not be a day too soon, as the factory will begin to turn out regular machines in a little more than a week from this time. Please help me out in this matter all you can. If Dickson is too busy, I can have it done in New York, but preseume you would prefer doing it in the Laboratory. ### We tried talking on a cylinder turned off with a fast speed and it works all right." Yours truly, E.T. Gilliland [Marginalia: "McLaughlin just went out saying he was going over to see you and I requested him to mention this matter to you knowing he would see you before this ould reach you. Gil"]




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