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THOMAS A. EDISON - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 07/20/1921 CO-SIGNED BY: GOVERNOR CHARLES EDISON, STEPHEN B. MAMBERT, HARRY F. MILLER - DOCUMENT 269333

 

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$10,000 PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED BY EXECUTIVES OF THE EDISON PHONOGRAPH WORKS AND THE WISCONSIN CABINET AND PANEL COMPANY WHICH BUILT CABINETS FOR THE PHONOGRAPHS
 
THOMAS A. EDISON, CHARLES EDISON and OTHERS.
Partly Printed DS: "Thos A Edison" as Chairman of the Board of Directors-President of the Wisconsin Cabinet and Panel Company, 1p, 8¾x4. New London, Wisconsin, 1921 July 20. In full: "On the 18th day of November 1921 we promise to pay to the order of Ourselves Ten Thousand Dollars at First National Bank, Appleton, Wisconsin Value received". Countersigned: "Stephen B Mambert" as Vice President and Financial Executive. Signed on verso: "H. F. Miller" as Treasurer and "Stephen B Mambert" (bank stamp over signature) as Vice-President and Financial Executive of Wisconsin Cabinet & Panel Company and, for Edison Phonograph Works, "Charles Edison" as Chairman Board of Directors President and "Stephen B Mambert" as Vice President and Financial Executive. Tiny bank cancellation holes over holograph bank endorsement. Accompanied by a 1964 letter from the Legal Department of Thomas A. Edison Industries sending this note to a collector (defects at letter's perimeter). In 1917, Thomas Alva Edison purchased the Wisconsin Cabinet and Panel Company to produce wooden cabinets for his 1877 invention, the phonograph. The company was renamed Edison Wood Products, Inc. In 1927, the company began producing infant furniture (Edison Little Folks Furniture) and today, still in New London, Wisconsin is known as Simmons Juvenile Products Co., Inc. The phonograph was Edison's favorite invention. The Edison Phonograph Works was formed on October 8, 1887, to market Edison's invention. He introduced the Improved Phonograph by May of 1888, shortly followed by the Perfected Phonograph. The Edison Phonograph Works also produced musical cylinders for coin-slot phonographs which some of the subsidiary companies had started to use. These were precursors of the jukebox. The inventor's son, CHARLES EDISON later served as FDR's Secretary of the Navy and Governor of New Jersey. STEPHEN B. MAMBERT, who had been named efficiency engineer of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. in 1915, served as a financial executive for Edison. HARRY F. MILLER began his association with the Edison laboratory in 1888, becoming Edison's private secretary (1908-1910). He was also assistant treasurer for the Edison Phonograph Works, the National Phonograph Company, the Edison Manufacturing Company and the Bates Manufacturing Company and became Treasurer of Thomas A Edison Inc. in 1916, serving until his retirement in 1937. Minute paper loss at lower left blank corner, minor creases. Light bank stamp over Thomas Edison and Mambert's signatures on front. Overall, fine condition. Two items.
 


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THOMAS A. EDISON
Born: February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio
Died: October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey


Film Credits
2010 The Light Bulb Conspiracy (Other), 2009 History Detectives (Other), 2008 Murnau, Borzage and Fox (Other), 2006 Niagara Falls (Other), 2005 Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Other), 2002 Naqoyqatsi (Other), 2002 Cinerama Adventure (Other), 2000 Modern Marvels (Other), 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (Other), 1999 Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years (Other), 1999 ABC 2000: The Millennium (Other), 1998 Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (Other), 1996 Biography (Other), 1995 The Shadow of Hate (Other), 1990-2006 The American Experience (Other), 1983 Historia del cine: Epoca muda (Other), 1982 Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (Other), 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (Producer), 1977 The Glory of Their Times (Other), 1956 I Never Forget a Face (Other), 1954 This Was Yesterday (Other), 1951 The Littlest Expert on My Favorite President (Other), 1950 The Golden Twenties (Other), 1946 Okay for Sound (Other), 1942 The Film That Was Lost (Other), 1940 Servant of Mankind (Other), 1940 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition (Other), 1933 March of the Movies (Other), 1922 A Day with Thomas A. Edison (in person), 1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Producer), 1913 The Irish Policeman (Producer), 1913 Nursery Favorites (Producer), 1913 Julius Caesar (Producer), 1913 Her Redemption (Producer), 1913 A Minstrel Show (Producer), 1911 Lucia di Lammermoor (Producer), 1904 Parsifal (Producer), 1903 Electrocuting an Elephant (Producer), 1903 Electrocuting an Elephant (in person), 1901 The Trick Cyclist (Director), 1899 Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (Director), 1899 Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (in person), 1898 The Passion Play of Oberammergau (Producer), 1897 Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (in person), 1896 Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (Producer), 1896 Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (in person), 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 3 (Producer), 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (Producer), 1895 The e_xecution of Mary, Queen of Scots (Producer)


GOVERNOR CHARLES EDISON
Born: April 3, 1890 in West Orange, New Jersey
Died: August 31, 1969 in New York City, New York




Film Credits
1954 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1945 War Comes to America (Other)


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