[D8966AAJ], Letter from U.S. Post Office Dept. Foreign Mails, Nicholas Montgomery Bell to Thomas Alva Edison, January 16th, 1889

Item

Abstract

Washington D.C. January 16th, 1889.####Sir:--####Your attention is invited to the following extract (translation) from a letter addressed to this Department by the Postal Administration of Germany, viz:--####"It is intended to establish in the Imperial Postal Museum a Division for Telegraph--Apparatus by whih it is possible to send messages in both directions over a single wire. To This cclass of apparatus belongs the Phonoplex system of Edison, referred to in the ":Scientific American" for March 24, 1888, NO. 12, pages 180 and 181.####"As it is important to know whether it is desirable to buy such an apparatus, the German Office desires the opinions of ompetent persons, relative to the scientific and practical value of the apparatus; and if these opinions are favorable, to be informed of the price of suh an apparatus, together with full information regarding it."####The Postmaster General would thank you to furnish him with full information respecting the apparatus referred to, for transmission to the German Office in compliance with its request.####I am, very respectfully,####Your obedient servant,####Nicholas M Bell####Superintendent Foreign Mails.####Mr. T.A. Edison,####Orange,####New Jersey####[name mentions: Thos Edison, Imperial Postal Museum (Germany), Scientific American, U.S Post Office Dept. Foreign Mals,. Nicholas Bell]

Date

1889-01-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8966AAJ

Folder Set

D8966

Title

[D8966AAJ], Letter from U.S. Post Office Dept. Foreign Mails, Nicholas Montgomery Bell to Thomas Alva Edison, January 16th, 1889

Microfilm ID

128:275

Publisher

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