[HM88AAM], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, September 11th, 1888


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[HM88AAM], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, September 11th, 1888

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I beg to confirm the following cablegrams received from you and sent by us:-- Bathj, NOSIDE, N.Y. Sept. 8, 1888. Your last received here. Gilliland cabled my decision to avoid publicity; regret any misunderstanding; you can best judge what number present perfections justifies making; I give you absolute discretion to fix and make that number for my account; I can handle double ordered by American company if machines equal Gilliland's representations of what they will be. Is this satisfactory? Amswer my address. British Association triumphant success elite of scientific world present house full twice number turned away. Grapho followed to half empty house, fell pefectly flat. GOURAUD, Norwood. Sept. 10, 1888. Twenty new hand made machines very perfect, louder, clearer any you have yet heard; governor and adjustments perfect; single small cell runs twelve hours; Factory machines will be more perfect; only provided five daily for you; will increase this to twenty, but increase will have delay of two months. EDISON. GOURAUD, Norwood. Sept. 10, 88. Do you mean that sixty net for Mexico includs cost of machine and royalty? EDISON




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