[LB023024], Letter from Samuel Insull to Michael Miller Moore, October 18th, 1886


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[LB023024], Letter from Samuel Insull to Michael Miller Moore, October 18th, 1886

Editor's Notes

I have your favor of the 30th September, and have read with interest the confidential memorandum which you were able to obtain through Sir Samuel Canning. As I have previously written you, I think the great value of the Phonoplex would be to the Postal Telegraph Department more than to the railroad companies, and if anything is to be done it would be through Mr. Preece. I showed Mr. Edison the memorandum you sent me, and he stated that he thought he could make the Phonoplex work on the single needle instruments used by the railway companies. If we fail in doing anything with the British Post Office, I will get Mr. Edison to make some experiments with a view to seeing if we cannot adapt the system so as to meet the requirements of the railway companies. I feel confident, however, that eventually the British Post Office will buy the invention. I know that they have just bought what is known as the Multiplex Telegraph invented by a New Yorker, and this is very complicated, whereas our Phonoplex System is simplicity itself.




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