[X098A034], Telegram from Thomas Alva Edison to William Joseph Hammer, May 20th, 1889

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Title

[X098A034], Telegram from Thomas Alva Edison to William Joseph Hammer, May 20th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Company to which sold phonograph negotiated at same time for purchase of Graphophone whos owners knw that if both interests were une one control and choice of machines left impartially [hole in paper] competition their instrument would be ignore and their fact[ory] [hole in paper] great loss Consequently therefore to save themselves they exacte[d from pur]chasing company a fixed sum on each phonograph not as royalty but [hole in paper]ration for a [com]mercial transaction and to make up the loss they anticipated in combin[ing?] [inven]tors statement not correct regarding wax graphophones have been [damaged paper] everywhere for want of utility whole thing absolutely dead [ju]st as they expected Edison

Date

1889-05-20

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X098A034

Folder Set

X098A-F

Publisher

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