[X098A045], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Joseph Hammer, July 1st, 1889

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Title

[X098A045], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Joseph Hammer, July 1st, 1889

Editor's Notes

Company to which I sold phonograph negotiated at same time for purchase of graphophone whose owner knew that if both interests were under one control and choice of machines left impratially to public without competition their instruments would be ignored and their factories suffer great lose [sic] in consequence. Therefore to save themselves they exacted from purchasing company a fixed sum on each phonograph not as royalty but as consideration for a commercial transaction & to make up the loss they anticipated in combining. Tainters statement not correct regarding wax. Graphophone have been abandoned everywhere for want of utility whole thing absolutely dead here just as they expected.

Date

1889-07-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

X098A-F

Document ID

X098A045

Publisher

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