[LM022127], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, September 7th, 1888


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[LM022127], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, September 7th, 1888

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"Mr. Lippincott has just paid twenty-five thousand dollars on account of the amount due September 1st, by check to your order, which I have had certified and deposited to your credit in the Hanover National Bank. I gave Lippencott a receipt for the amount, agreeing to deliver 769 shares of the stock upon the payment of $24,985.00 and I retain the certificates until that account is paid, which Mr. Lippencott now expects he will be able to do next week. He promised not to delay the payment of the balance one day longer than he can help. ### I was at Orange yesterday and heard some new machines work. The results obtained are better than from any preceding machines. Standing outside of the door of the music room I could hear Bushnell’s singing above the noise of the machinery; when the door of the music room was closed the song could be heard with perfect distinctness all over the room. Mr. Edison said later that another machine which he tried after I left was even louder. He succeeded in obtaining a number of good records of Bushnell’s singing. Mr. Edison expected to send you some machines by the [unclear] tomorrow, but I doubt if he can get them aboard in time, as [unclear] express by that steamer has already closed. [Marginalia: "and he would have to send by some passenger.] I have [unclear] telephoned him that he can get the machine off on the ‘Alaska’ if he can have them delivered to the express company by three o’clock Monday afternoon. ### At this writing I have not received from you acknowledgement of any of my letters excepting the first one. I presume, however, that mail is reaching you." Yours truly, Chas. P. Bruch




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