[D8848ABW], Letter from Edison Phonograph Co, Ezra Torrance Gilliland, June 5th, 1888


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[D8848ABW], Letter from Edison Phonograph Co, Ezra Torrance Gilliland, June 5th, 1888

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"In all of the Agencies which are being organized throughout the United States and Europe for the introduction of the Phonograph, there will be required, men skilled in the setting up and adjustment of the machines. ### Some agents will themselves select men for this work, but in most cases they have asked us to supply them with person familiar with the details of the instrument. ### To enable us to do this, we propose to form at the laboratory at Orange, a limited class of young men who will be trained as phonograph inspectors under Mr. Edison's personal supervision. From six weeks to two months will probably be required to gain the necessary proficiency. ### When, from time to time, we are called upon to furnish skilled men, they will be taken from this class according to their ability to fill the positions offered. We believe this to be an excellenct opportunity for unemployed young men to enter a business that promises extensive development. ### IF you have among your acquaintances a capable young man between 18 and 25 years of age, who nees such an opporunity, we shall be glad to place him in this class upon your recommendation. ### Upon presentation at this office of a letter from you, he will be directed how to proceed." Yours truly, [unsigned]




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