[LB027780], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Walter J McConnell, January 17th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"In reference to your letter of 16th instant, the best way for you to secure the instruction which you seek in connection with the phonograph at this Laboratory, is to obtain a letter from either the North Am. Phonograph people or an Officer of the sub-Company by which you are to be employed in the future. It is Mr. Edison's intention to instruct any men who are sent over here by the N.Y. phonograph people, with the view of educating them as experts. The kind of instruction that you want cannot be obtained in the Lecture Room. You want to go into the Assembling Room at the Phonograph Works, and become thoroughly familiarized with the construction of the phonograph. I do not think you had an opportunity of familiarizing yourself with the different parts when you were at the Laboratory before." Yours very truly, AO Tate

Date

1889-01-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB027780

Folder Set

LB027

Title

[LB027780], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Walter J McConnell, January 17th, 1889

Microfilm ID

138:725

Publisher

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

Timestamp

January 17, 1889