[LB028004], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison Phonograph Works, Charles Batchelor, January 30th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"The following is a copy of a letter which we have rec’d from Col. George R. Gouraud, under date Jan. 3d. 1889:- [LB028004A]] ### "I think it right to tell you that the woodwork of any new Phonographs that you may send me, must be polished dark, because all mahogany office furniture in this country is of that color. This dark effect can be obtained in mahogany by fumigating the wood before polishing, and this is the most satisfactory process. I should also like you to send machines with walnut casing, as that wood is largely used here and I believe is cheaper than mahogany. (Signed) Geo. E. Gouraud." ### Yours truly, Alfred Tate [Marginalia: "It wouldn’t be a bad idea [unclear] to [unclear] order for [unclear] machines before he instructs us [unclear]"

Date

1889-01-30

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB028004

Folder Set

LB028

Title

[LB028004], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison Phonograph Works, Charles Batchelor, January 30th, 1889

Microfilm ID

138:803

Publisher

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