[LB033373], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, June 30th, 1889


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[LB033373], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, June 30th, 1889

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[this is extracted from Tate to Insull LB031140 890630] FRAZAR & CO'S CONTRACT FOR SALE OF PHONOS. IN CHINA AND JAPAN. "This matter was turned over to Major Eaton several months ago, at a time when he was loaded down with work in connection with the General Company and the Lippincott deal. He is ready to take it up now and complete the paper. The [unclear] time I discussed the matter with Mr. Edison, he said he mounted a royalty of $10 on each phonograph sold in these countries through Frazar & Co. I think it would be much better for you to readjust this and provide for Mr. Edison to have a certain percentage based upon the factory price of phonographs and supplies. Mr. Frazar happened to mention to me in his offices a few days ago that his partners in China and Japan were considering the formation of a Company I notified him, by letter, that his contract with his firm would not be [unclear], and that the formation of a Company would have to be the subject of further negotiations between himself and Mr. Edison. Nothing has been billed to him, and we have give him no guarantee as to the price of phonographs. The whole matter can be shaped to suit present circumstance. You can handle it at though it had just gone up for adjustment at the present time as there are no complications."





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