[D8856ACG], Letter from August Weber (Estate) to Thomas Alva Edison, February 17th, 1888


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[D8856ACG], Letter from August Weber (Estate) to Thomas Alva Edison, February 17th, 1888

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"Mr. F. W. Toppan called on us a few days ago and in your behalf arranged with us as follows: ### We send you a new Concert Grand Piano (name to be used in your lecture room or Laboratory more especially connection with your Phonograph) with a view to its purchase within 2 or 3 months. In consideration of your affording no every facility to have the fact known that you have choosen a Weber Grand for your work [unclear] the fact [TAE marginalia: "See Gilliland & answer this"] more especially to members of the press, we should be willing to name to you a special + confidential price for the Piano. In the event of your deciding not to purchase the Piano, we would charge you Rent for same + Garbage both ways. It may be of interest to you to know the Piano sent you is one of four, we made for Josef Hofman's use and is in our opinion, as choice a Tone Piano, as we have made, sustained Tone and Quality of Tone being the features in which it surpasses all Pianos of other makers. ### The Piano will be delivered at Orange to day + we have every reason to believe you will find it a most desirable Grand Piano. Kindly write me a line in confirmation of our understanding of agreement." Very truly yours, Estate of A. Weber




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