[D8964ABG], Letter from Albert Blake Dick to Thomas Alva Edison, June 11th, 1889


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[from Vienna] "Your favor of 27th ult. has just been received through Mr. Dyer, and in reply would say that my letter from Paris and letter of 9th from this city contain about the information you seek. I have endeavored to make my reports from a conservative standpoing, but full and as complete as possible. I am becoming quite familiar with the doll [illeg] after having had so many interviews with doll makers, and I do not find it quite as difficult to get along as I did at first. After I finish investigations here also at [illeg], Berlin, and Brussels I will run over to London and see what there is doing there, altho' I understand that but very few dolls are made in England. ## I am glad to know that your machinery is about ready for manufacturing, but I hope you will make note contents of m y recent letters, touching dimensions, weight etc. before running out a large quantity. A large quantity of toy phonos in plain boxes could be sold as mere curiositites, and I have no doubt but that such a trade would be fully as large as the doll business, for the first year or two at least. ## What do you think of the idea of putting such an article on the market? ## Awaiting your commands…








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[D8964ABG], Letter from Albert Blake Dick to Thomas Alva Edison, June 11th, 1889

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