[D8946AAN], Letter from Hugh De Coursey Hamilton to Thomas Alva Edison, February 15th, 1889

Item

Abstract

My father is intending to exhibit the "Thorn Type Setting and Distribution Machine" in Paris and I venture to ask if it will be agreeable to you to allot his syndicate sufficient space to demonstrate the practical value of the electrical motor and commercial utility of the phonograph. The "Thorn Machine" has profitably met the stern requirements of newspaper work and is recognized to have solved the problem of setting type by machinery. Enclosed are some documents about the "Thorn" and if you feel disposed to favorably consider this proposition please cable at my expense and state what the cost will be. If you do not care to grant the space, please cable "no." # Marginalia says answered 3/5/89

Date

1889-02-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8946AAN

Folder Set

D8946

Title

[D8946AAN], Letter from Hugh De Coursey Hamilton to Thomas Alva Edison, February 15th, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:843

Publisher

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