Company Records Series -- Compagnie Française du Phonographe Edison
Merchandise Ledger (1904-1923)
This ledger covers the period September 1904-June 1914, with additional entries from 1916-1918 and December 1923, when the company was dissolved. It summarizes transactions relating to the purchase and sale of phonographs, phonograph records, and other merchandise, including films, projectors, and batteries. The entries are written in French, and the amounts are calculated in French francs. The folio numbers in the column to the left of the amount column correspond to the numbers in the corporate journals where the transactions are entered chronologically. The cover is stamped "Cie Française du Phonographe Édison Grand Livre des Marchandises." The book contains 291 numbered pages and an index; many pages are blank.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.