[LB032364], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edison Phonograph Works, Samuel Insull, September 19th, 1889

Item

Abstract

I hand you to-day, model of the Phonograph Toy Doll with the new stamped body. The cost of this case is $18.50 per hundred. The cost of the talking part, as I gave you before, is $92.35 per hundred. This will make a total of $110.88 per hundred for the doll bodies, complete with the talking arrangement in. I would call your attention to the fact that this new model of the body is about three times dearer than the old model that we made. This is not surprising when you know there is over double the square inches of metal in it, and over three times the number of operations in it. I think myself that it is by far the better model of the two, and what they pay extra for this body they will certainly save on their finished doll, by reason of the fact that they have now only got to buy heads, arms and legs instead of having this stitched inside the body of the doll. As I said to you before, I think it quite probably that they may ask us to assemble the heads and legs etc. This we never intended to do, but should be glad to store them and assemble them whilst we are assembling the talking part, for a matter of about $3. per hundred, providing they furnish the box, the head, legs, arms and clothes complete, and keep a store man who will receive and deliver to us such goods, and receive for shipment finished dolls from us, giving us a receipt therefore.

Date

1889-09-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB032364

Folder Set

LB032

Title

[LB032364], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edison Phonograph Works, Samuel Insull, September 19th, 1889

Microfilm ID

139:683

Publisher

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