[LB035209], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison Phonograph Works, December 21st, 1889

Item

Abstract

Mr. Edison desires you to prepare at once latest type phonographs (water motor) for presentation as follows:-- One (1) for JOSEF HOFMANN, with plate as follows: "This phonograph is presented to Josef Hofmann by its Inventor, Edison (insert date) 1889."##One (1) for the Czar of Russia, with plate as follows: "This phonograph is presented to His Imperial Majesty, ALEXANDER III, Emperor of Russia, by its inventor, Edison (fill in date) 1889."##Two (2) for the Postal Administration of Germany, with plate as follows: "This phonograph is presented to the Imperial Postal Museum, Berlin, Germany, by its Inventor, Edison, (Insert date) 1889." Plate on each machine. ##With the German Postal Administration machines, Mr. Edison wants you to send 50 first class musical cylinders, and 150 blank phonograms; also a supply of the necessary renewal parts.##With the machines for young Hofman and the Czar of Russia, you are to send with each two dozen first class musical phonograms and 50 blanks.##When those machines are ready for shipment, please inform us, and we will send you the necessary shipping instructions." Yours very truly, AO Tate

Date

1889-12-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB035209

Folder Set

LB035

Title

[LB035209], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison Phonograph Works, December 21st, 1889

Microfilm ID

140:82

Publisher

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