[LB040043], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Everett Frazar, April 16th, 1890


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[LB040043], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Everett Frazar, April 16th, 1890





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


April 16th 1890
Everett Frazar, Esq.,
No. 124 Water Street, New York City
Dear Sir:-
We beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 11th instant,. We do not think it will be practicable to record a speech, and afterwards reproduce the same to an audience similar to that addressed by the speaker.
When Ex-Governor Green in Orange on a campaign tour, we had a Phonograph in the hall, and recorded quite a long speech which he made there, but in reproducing this we, of course, had to use the [illegible].
The relation to batteries, your firm will have no success whatever with the old style cells. They are very unreliable, they have [illegible] twice a week, and they give so much trouble for [illegible] seriously affect your business, if you adopt them. Thomson batteries are more economical to run, they have a longer life, they were designed specially for the Phonograph, they give my dictation in every way, and there is no reason why you should change and every reason why you should not. We will always have a record of the number of batteries which you send to [illegible] and this we can tell just the quantities of renewal parts which you should carry in stock there to supply your customers.
We do not believe that the cylinders which we sent out, will sweat in hot weather, but if you have any trouble occurring in connection with them in China or Japan, we should like to be advised of the nature of it.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary
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