[HM88AAI], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, August 9th, 1888


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[HM88AAI], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, August 9th, 1888

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[Summary: Edison offers Gouraud machines, Gouraud must state how many he wants daily for six months, and will be locked into his decision, though he can modify the amount after three months. Scale will decrease the cost of the machines.] "My Dear Sir:-- I beg to confirm the following cablegram sent you to-day:--' Gouraud, Norwood. ## "Will ship you six hand made now perfect machines on first September. We start factory on that date turning out thirty [daily?] for American Company. How many shall we add for you. You will be compelled to take the daily output you decide on for six months from September first, but three months after we start you can increase or diminish the amount for the three months following first six and so on indefinitely. Must always have three months notice to increase or diminish. Soo Gilliland drkl decide on maximum and cable quickly. The larger the output the cheaper they will go. Since Gilliland left have discarded wax and have a substance that is perfect, also independent of temperature and cheap. Edison.'




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