[LB031164], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, July 1st, 1889


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[LB031164], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, July 1st, 1889

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Additional Memoranda for Mr. Insull. ### MANUFACTURING CONTRACT WITH BOSTON COMPANY. ### The manufacturing contract which is being entered into bye the Boston Company is with Mr. Edison personally. It is Mr. Edison's intention to assign this contract to the Phonograph Works, and he is to receive a consideration. The consideration is to be the amount which Mr. Edison is going to pay Dick for the week he has done in Europe in investigating the doll trade. I mention this as the matter will not be overlooked when the time comes. ### FACTORIES IN EUROPE We have on file in this office a number of letters from Mr. Phillip S. Dyer, together with plans of various properties in Europe, which Mr. Edison, sent for. These will be useful when Mr. Edison comes to consider the question of erecting assembling shops over there for toy phonographs. ### EUROPEAN MINUTES. Please dictate to Maguire the minutes of meeting of European Company which we held at the Edison Phonograph Works on Saturday, June 29th, &c. ### PHONOPLEX I enclose herewith two letters in regard to Phonoplex, one from, the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton R.R. Co. and the other from the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific [unclear]. The [unclear] is very promising inasmuch as we have a new battery which will be tested at Altoona, and which we expect will last between six months and a year. As soon as we have a record of this battery showing a life for one month, this matter should be followed up, as in the telegraph business [unclear] battery which lasts four to six weeks is considered excellent. A.O. Tate









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