[D8849AAO], Letter from W Le Conte Stevens to Thomas Alva Edison, June 23rd, 1888



"I have received this morning a letter from M. Rudolph Koenig, the well known acoustician in Paris, who asks me if I know the intention of the company which owns the patent of your new perfected phonograph in regard to the placing of the instrument in Europe; ie whether your intention is to make all of the phonographs here and send over to Europe such as are wanted there, on whether you intend also to have them made in Europe. M. Koenig mentions that the old phonograph was made in Europe and with results that were by no means satisfactory. ### Having visited your Laboratory a few days ago in company with Mr. George M. Hopkins, I shall be able to write M. Koenig intelligently regarding the operation of the new instrument; but of your business arrangements about it I am of course ignorant. ### If you will kindly let me know how I shall answer M. Koenig's inquiries I shall be under obligation." Very truly yours, W. Le Conte Stevens "I need scarecly add that in case you should allow any priviliges to any European manufacturer, M. Koenig is the most accurate and conscientious foreign makes up acoustic instruments with whom I am acquainted. I do not know however, that he has any wish to construct the phonograph himself. Quite probably he wishes to include it among the acoustic instruments which he may furnish to his customers in demand." W. LeC. S. [Marginalia: "Write that Col Gourad (give address) has slae regarding." E]








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[D8849AAO], Letter from W Le Conte Stevens to Thomas Alva Edison, June 23rd, 1888

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