THOMAS A. EDISON - AUTOGRAPH MEMO SIGNED 12/26/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN V. MILLER - HFSID 41075
Sale Price $1,190.00
THOMAS ALVA EDISON, CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN V. MILLER
1920 memo written between Thomas Edison and his brother-in-law about expenses for an employee in Indianapolis
Autograph memo signed "E" and "M", both in pencil. Pencil notations in upper right corner in unknown hand. 1 page, 4¾x8, ruled paper. Dec. 26, 1922. Memo by Miller in full: "Mr. Edison re Morrison Expenses. Is it O.K. to pay Morrison expenses in Indianapolis per attached - Schnitzer, the man he replaces, received only $40.00 salary = plus travel, postage = no hotel or meals = Morrison get 40.00 p. week =". Reply by Edison: "Wolnitzky see me". BRUNO WOLNITZKY was an employee of Thomas Edison who ran the Edison Service Record Club, an early form of modern record clubs. JOHN V. MILLER was Edison's brother-in-law and personal aide. THOMASEDISON (1847-1931, born in Milan, Ohio) patented more than a thousand inventions, including the incandescent electric lamp, phonograph (his favorite invention), mimeograph, alkaline storage battery and microphone. In 1890, he invented the Vitascope, and Edison is credited with establishing the standard of using 35mm film with four perforations on the edges. He produced talking motion pictures in 1913. In 1887, Edison had set up his facility dedicated to research and development in West Orange, New Jersey. By the following year, it was the world's largest scientific testing laboratory. His original laboratory, in Menlo Park, New Jersey, was removed to the Greenfield Village Museum in Dearborn, Michigan by his friend, Henry Ford, in 1929. Lightly toned and creased. Edison's signature is lightly smudged in places and touches Miller's handwriting, but is legible. Missing lower left corner. Small hole in upper left corner. Light tears, pinholes and mounting remnants at left edge. Page was neatly torn from pad or notebook at top edge. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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