[D9899AAT] Letter, 1888-1893


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[D9899AAT] Letter, 1888-1893

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[probably not earlier than 1889, may be later] I return lease and enclose check, but I am having but indifferent success in using the Phonograph. Have tried two or three cylinders because cutting knife will not work well. MY repeated experiments have not yet shown why the knife works at some time and not at others. Little details about the machine are "slapshop" work. The main bank has already given out and I want a new and better one. I have sewed this with thread but it cannot last long unless it does much better thant he original wire fastening did. So I am far from satisfied with things as they are and if at the end of this quarter my success is not greater I shall be inclined to lapse the lease. Something of cours is due to my inexerpience and that of my typeriter: but the Phono- seems to be so full freaks of unexpected developments or non developments that one never knows what to look for. Mr Emerson spoke of the possible imperfection of these cylinders and I am wondering of that has to do with the uncertanities which surround us.





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