[D8955ABK], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Alfred Ord Tate, April 16th, 1889

Item

Abstract

My dear Tate: I shall be in New York City in the course of a week and shall surely come out and see you. I have practically closed the phonograph deal, and upon satisfactory terms. We have had a hard tussle here,-more on account of the failure of the man who had the option in the first place, (and his inability to handle a matter of this kind,) than anything else. We have orders for nearly four hundred machines; that represents $16,00 worth of business before we are ready to take our offices. I should say about 80 per cent. Of the orders were for phonographs. The prospect for business in our line here in this territory looks very well indeed. I am Yours very truly, FZ Maguire Dictated To Phonograph.

Recipient

Date

1889-04-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8955ABK

Folder Set

D8955

Title

[D8955ABK], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Alfred Ord Tate, April 16th, 1889

Microfilm ID

127:409

Publisher

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