[D8905ADH], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Philip Sidney Dyer, May 17th, 1889


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[D8905ADH], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Philip Sidney Dyer, May 17th, 1889

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Tate write Dyer as follows##Phil Dyer-- Antwerp##I shall probably want to start a small factory in Antwerp or some place where customs won't interfere & where rent is reasonable & labor cheap. The factory can be a 1 2 or 3 story one. I shall want about 10 to 15000 square feet of floor space + boiler + engine of 75 horse power or place to put one, it is for the Toy Doll biz and to be used for assembling parts sent from America + also to make some of the parts especially the tin casing which I can do cheaper there, I shall probably want you to run the biz end of the factory machinery & tools will be sent from here.##I also may want to start a lamp factory there and will require 50,000 square feet of floor surface & it would be a good thing to get them close together or even right together, the suburbs of a city would answer or a suburb and town or even a small town good for shipping--##Look around get prices send plans + data & condition property--Repairs required cost coal labor etc. & in fact every kind of data. I will be over in August. Mr. Dick will have selling Agency probably-- Gilliland & Tomlinson are coming over with some of men hired away from me to start a factory for Dolls to run opposite to me, but I believe I can bust them up on cheapness & a better doll to say nothing of the new patents I have which alone will permit of a good doll being made-- Edison [See letterbook version LB029434 890517 refers to Toy phono factory]
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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