[D8849AAK], Letter from Everett Frazar to Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1888


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[D8849AAK], Letter from Everett Frazar to Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1888

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"I am in receipt of your favor of the 20th of April, wherein you suggest that in order to make a success of the introduction of the phonograph into Japan and China a trained expert ought to be sent out to teach the local agents in those countries the use of the machine. I regret to learn that this is probably very necessary, as the expense of sending an expert to those countries will be at least $1,500 to $2,000, if salary is included. Can you not suggest some less expensive way of instructing our Mr. Brenner, who we find is well up in the Edison electric light business, having been manager of your Cincinnati Plant, as you are aware. Is it possible for you to place these instructions before Mr. Brenner, concisely in writing, so that he could understand them sufficiently to work the machines, or, is it necessary to send a man out? Please consider these suggestions and let me hear from you further. Without this expense being incurred, I would like to send 20 machines as soon as possible to Japan and China, as previously advised. ### Awaiting your further favors, I remain, " [TAE marginalia: "Tate- Explain that with an expert it would be a big success without one it wldd be doubtful if it wouldn't get a black eye + set it back for a long time Insinuate that perhaps they better not go inot it + I can work it through my English agent who is bound by contract to put an expert in every country but China, Japan + USA."]





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