[QP0100579], Publication, North American Phonograph Co, October 17th, 1889


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[QP0100579], Publication, North American Phonograph Co, October 17th, 1889

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circular letter read in testimony: Upon the return of Mr. Edison from Europe October 7th, we called his attention to various complaints received from the different sub-companies concerning the difficulties met with in the practical use of the phonograph in the hands of inexperienced people, and requested him to endeavor to simplify the machine and overcome every difficulty possible. Mr. Edison at once realized the importance of this and immediately set to work to make such changes in the construction of the machine as he thought would resullt in accomplishing the desired end. We take pleasure in announcing to you that he has made radical changes in the instrument, and of such importance that we authorized the factory to change all machines now on hand into the new style, and for that purpose we ar holding back orders for machines until about November 1st, when they haave promised they will be able to make regular shipments of the new type of "machines."



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