[LB051765], Letter from Thomas Butler to Thomas Alva Edison, December 9th, 1891

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Title

[LB051765], Letter from Thomas Butler to Thomas Alva Edison, December 9th, 1891

Date

1891-12-09

Type

Folder/Volume ID

LB051-F

Microfilm ID

142:681

Document ID

LB051765

Publisher

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

Transcription

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Dec. 9th, 1891.
Dear Mr. Edison,
I saw Mr. Bush to-day with Mr. Tate and the latter gentleman has to-day received a promise from the Spencer Trask people for all the votes they control. One of the firm will attend the meeting as well as the various holders of stock whom they support. They promise their undivided support.
Mr. Tate has tried several times to-day to see Mr. Adams and if he is not successful late this afternoon, he will renew his efforts tomorrow morning.
With regard to graphophone, Mr. Bush considers the promised re-opening of the factory as little more than a bluff. He says that as far as he is aware, the improvements which are spoken of amount to little or nothing. They make a feature of a diamond or ruby point and that is about all. The cylinder exists so that take it all together, Mr. Bush does not feel at all uneasy as to this recent development.
Mr. Insull will be back from Schenectady tomorrow and I will take care to keep him posted with the situation as it now stands.
Yours very truly,
Thomas Butler
Thomas A. Edison Esq.,
Ogden, New Jersey.
Spencer Trask control about 3,000 votes.
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