[D8946ABQ], Letter from William Joseph Hammer to Edison Lamp Co, Francis Robbins Upton, May 22nd, 1889

Item

Abstract

[Add name mention: Richard Felton Outcault] Enclosed is my receipt for salary for May and petty cash memo up to April 30th. Trust you have made payments to German National Bank. Dyer sets sail next week. We are anxious to get everything in shape for the exhibition so boys are all working extra hours without compensation. We show 1 phonograph to 5-15 thousand people per day and have arrangements for handling many times this when Edison sends us spectacles, cylinders, etc. Gen. Franklin, Mr. Vanderbilt, the Russian Minister, Mr. Dredge, and others believe the phonograph is the feature of the exposition. Outcault is making rough sketches of our Depts to send you with a picture of the new Phonograph Pavillion in the Industrial Section. Mr. Price, editor of the Electrical Review, arrived yesterday and said the pavillion is handsome. I believe I have invested money wisely considering the disadvantage we were put to in securing a space owing to Gouraud's delays. Graphophone Co are exercised over our pavillion and tell people that Edison pays them 12 for each machine he made as a royalty. Is this so? They have about 8 graphophones working and we handle more people per day with 1 phonograph.

Date

1889-05-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8946ABQ

Folder Set

D8946

Title

[D8946ABQ], Letter from William Joseph Hammer to Edison Lamp Co, Francis Robbins Upton, May 22nd, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:903

Publisher

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