Lot 296: Thomas Edison

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-02-24 15:25:12

Lot 296: Archive of six memoranda pertaining to the Edison Service Record Club, totaling nine pages, dated September–December 1932. The memoranda were all written by B. Wolnitzky, a laboratory assistant, and bear brief notes in Edison's own hand, some signed with his initials. At the conclusion of a two-page memo regarding service to dealers, Edison writes: "OK, TAE." At the top of another three-page memo regarding dealers, Edison writes: "Denver Dry G Co are jobbers. Wolnitzky I believe you have not understood me in this whole business as I infer from your conversation and this—see me—E." On a typed memo about potential problems and losses, Edison writes: "I think we will receive records back after 24 have received them. We have a full account for 6 months of the substitution of records & stolen etc & find it amounts to 8% of the total per year or 19-. This is not serious & I cannot see how it is to be avoided even if we mark them red." On another typed memo concerning a business plan, Edison responds: "JV Miller—OK. TAE." On a typed memo regarding a dealership questionnaire, Edison quickly writes: "Put on desk. Show this to Wolnitzky. Wolnitzky see me. Edison." On a memo about sales incentives, he writes: "I think a letter should be got up by you which I can send to my salesmen teachers. I am sending out also to Bailey so he can warn his men—E." In overall fine condition, with occasional minor chipping to edges. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471 Wednesday, 9th March 2016 Estimate: $2000-3000
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