[LB038304], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Louis Glass, March 13th, 1890


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[LB038304], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Louis Glass, March 13th, 1890





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


March 13, 90
My dear Glass,-
I have confirmed elsewhere my telegram to you in regard to "Nickel-Slot" business, which was sent last night and addressed to No. 123 Pine St. instead of #325. Having no advice of nondelivery, I presume it has reached your hands.
We have reached a point in our negotiations with the "Nickel-Slot" people where all questions are settled, with the exception of one relating to manufacture. Our proposition was that the manufacture should be given to Mr. Edison. Gilliland wants to retain part of this, namely, the cabinet work, to which the Edison will not consent, the result is that there is a deadlock in the negotiations, and we want you to bring your influence to bear upon these people that they will withdraw Gilliland's demand
For your information, and in further explanation of our position, I may say the [illegible] of the North Am Phonograph Co., has [remainder of page illegible] will run in opposition to the Automatic concern. This, of course, is not desirable, but it is inevitable unless Gilliland's demand is withdrawn. Knowing that you would much prefer to have Mr. Edison's support secured, I telegraphed you for assistance, which I hope you will be able to render promptly, so that we can get the matter closed up and commence business in earnest.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary
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