[D8963AAL], Letter from George B Gaston, Michigan Phonograph Co to Thomas Alva Edison, May 9th, 1889

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Title

[D8963AAL], Letter from George B Gaston, Michigan Phonograph Co to Thomas Alva Edison, May 9th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Indications are that nearly the entire demand in cities will be for motors run from Light current, especially business offices. A number of machines are now in operation here, and the first objection is to the battery. Believe it would be a good suggestion to hurry this form of motor. Our company has placed an order for forty this style. [TAE marg: We shall soon fill your orders]### A minor complaint is that the listening tubes hurt the ears. Shall you finish head pieces with ear caps for typewriters? It will help.[TAE marg: We will be able to furnish a number of accessories as soon as we supply the Howlers with phonoghs]### I think some are going to prefer thin cylinders, so that they will not have the bother if adjustment. With the exception to the above objections the machines that are now in use are giving satisfaction. And I believe that with the improvements that are to come, the future is very bright. (TAE marg: The second thousand machines will have auto adjustments. Please keep us posted on defects in details-- E]

Date

1889-05-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8963AAL

Folder Set

D8963-F

Microfilm ID

128:55

Publisher

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