[LB051517], Letter from Thomas Butler to Philip Sidney Dyer, October 31st, 1891


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[LB051517], Letter from Thomas Butler to Philip Sidney Dyer, October 31st, 1891




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


D. M.
New York,
October 31st, 1891.
Phillip S. Dyer, Esq., European Sales Agent,

34 Victorian St.,
Westminster, S.W.,
London, England.,
Dear Sir:-
I send these lines to remind you of the Phonograph cylinders and accessories which are in the care of Colonel Gouraud of Northumberland House for delivery to Sir John Ponder and Mr. J.S. Forbes. I would like you to explain to these gentlemen that the delay in the delivery of these machines has been caused exclusively by the difficulty is supplying the necessary motive power. We were anxious to send over some Edison Lalande batteries which we know by experience are the best for Phonograph work but were prevented from doing so on account of the existence of a Company who were exploiting the battery in England. That Company we now hear is defunct, and I understand that you have overcome all difficulties with the liquidator of the Company.
A message of reminder came from Sir John Pender a few days since and I think it right to give you the foregoing explanation in order that you can promptly explain the long delay which has arisen in the delivery of the machines. Colonel Gouraud has been very anxious that the latest form of Phonograph should be sent in substitution for [that?]. This is altogether impossible, Thomas Butler
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