[LB027359], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Jesse H Lippincott, December 11th, 1888


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[LB027359], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Jesse H Lippincott, December 11th, 1888

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"In reference to your letters of 8th instant, Mr. Edison will be very glad to send Mr. Wangemann (The Professor) over to you on the afternoon of the 18th, to make an exhibition before the Mendelssohn Club. I will have him report at your office. ### In regard to phonograph dolls, Mr. Edison has just perfected his model, which is the only standard apparatus that has yet been constructed. He says that he could get three dolls out for you by giving piece work to a couple of men. Before saying to you definitely that these can be gotten ready, I want to see Mr. Briggs, whom I expect will be at the Laboratory to-day. We have several dolls here which talk very well. The trouble with them is that they get out of order very easily. I had a conversation with Mr. Briggs the other day, and he said that if the new model will do what they expect of it, he will be very glad to give his consent to your having the dolls; but he is afraid to let any go out that he is not absolutely sure of. I think that I can arrange the matter with him this afternoon, and will write you further." Yours truly, A.O. Tate




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