[SB019020e], Clipping, Thomas Alva Edison, New York Metropolis, January 28th, 1889


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[SB019020e], Clipping, Thomas Alva Edison, New York Metropolis, January 28th, 1889

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Edison, Thomas Alva. "Phonograph Scandals: Was the Great Edison Swindled?", New York Metropolis, January 28th, 1889

Editor's Notes

The Metropolis describes the controversy surrounding the phonograph sale as a one of the most sensation business scandals in the country. Many newspapers have been revelling in the subject and writing about the sale and the parties involved. The Metropolis makes five observations about the newspapers' coverage of the sale and what is definitively known. It also addresses the papers' sudden abandonment of the story, the preparation of libel suits, and how newspapers' did not cover the story very well.

Thomas Edison accuses late legal adviser John C. Tomlinson and electrician/inventor Ezra T. Gilliland of cheating him out of $250,000 in the sale of the phonograph; Richard N. Dyer replaces John C. Tomlinson as legal representative of Edison companies' and Edison's concerns




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