[LB057073], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to North American Phonograph Co, Thomas R Lombard, February 15th, 1893

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Title

[LB057073], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to North American Phonograph Co, Thomas R Lombard, February 15th, 1893

Date

1893-02-15

Decade

1890-1899

Type

Folder/Volume ID

LB057-F

Microfilm ID

143:297

Document ID

LB057073

Publisher

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

Transcription

February 15, 1893.
Thomas R. Lombard, Esq.,
The North American Phonograph Company,
Chicago, Illinois.
My dear Mr. Lombard:-
I have read with interest your letter to me of February 8th. Your method of overcoming the objection which you find is sometimes made by users of the phonograph in cases where only one machine is available, is excellent, and would seem to solve the problem.
A good tube will permit of dictation at any distance. Why not connect every desk of a big concern with the Typewriters' room and dictate to the phonograph through tubes? For instance, Armour & Co. with 25 tubes and a typerwriters' room equipped with six phonographs, could conduct all their correspondence without being obliged to have anything to do with the machines. The tubes could be of gas pipe, except at ends, and permanently connected.
Yours very truly,
Thomas A. Edison
M.
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