[LB029317], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Francis Robbins Upton, May 7th, 1889


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[LB029317], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Francis Robbins Upton, May 7th, 1889

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"With reference to the material for Mr. Hammer, of which you dictated a memorandum when at the Laboratory the other day, I beg to advise you as follows:- ### [in list form] Edison-Sims Torpedo. The writer has spoken about this to Mr. Insull, who had already consulted Mr. Sims regarding the desirability of sending a torpedo to the Paris Exposition. Mr. Insull informs me that Sims has decided not to send a torpedo to Paris. ### Edison Phonograph Mr. Dickson has taken a memorandum to send Mr. Hammer three extra photographs of Mr. Edison as soon as possible. ### Lamp Codensors Mr. Wurth is at work on the six extra lamp condensers, and expects to have them ready the latter part of this week. ### Megaphone Tube Mr. Ott informs me that the flexible [ear tubes?] used in connection with the phonograph will answer for the megaphone and a number of these will be sent to Paris. ### Vocal Engine I have written Mr. Johnson to return the vocal engine which he has to the Laboratory. ### Military Phonographs I have written the Phonograph Works, making them to hurry up the Military Phonographs, and have also ordered a lot of blank phonograms to be sent Mr. Hammer. ### Blank Cylinders ### Records. Our Mr. Wangermann informs me that [30?] original records go forward to Mr. Hammer by next Saturday's steamer and he has already received instructions from Mr. Edison to send to Paris every two weeks, during the continuance of the Exposition, a supply of records of various kinds. ### We received this morning a memorandum from the Lamp Company under due 6th instant, containing an extract from a letter of Mr. Hammer, relative to additional material which he desires formatted to Paris. This is also having our attention, and you will be advised when the articles mentioned therein are shipped."




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