[D8964ABR], Letter from Albert Blake Dick to Thomas Alva Edison, June 19th, 1889


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[D8964ABR], Letter from Albert Blake Dick to Thomas Alva Edison, June 19th, 1889

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[Four handwritten pages from Berlin about doll manufacture. Excerpts folllow] "Investigations here have probably almost as fruitless as at Vienna as far as finding manufacturers of dolls is concerned.." {The smaller and cheaper grades are most in demand although one of the largest dealers here stated as his opinion that better grades would at once be sought for if they alone contained Phonos. The dealers say they would prefer to buy the dollls complete with the Phonos properly placed in them and will be liberal buyers if we have them for salt at Sonneberg or [illeg] where they deal almost exclusively. ## I have great difficulty in keeping the point fixed to the glass diaphragm alto' I have used the best adhesives I could find they seem to become loose almost volutarily. ## I am convinced that a more permanent way of fastening must be devised. ##... Everywhere I find the people generally full of curiousity concerning the Phono, and a large majority would be purchasers of a Toy Phono, at a good round price. This would be particularly true of visitors to the Paris Exposition, and I know of no easier way to prepare the public for Phono dolls and other toys to contain Phonos than by disposing of from 50 to 100 put up in wooden cases as suggested.




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