In a message dated 8/13/2010 6:08:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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Some weeks later, trying to buy an Edison phonograph in New York
at the *National Phonograph Company he was told they didn't sell
phonographs but the rights to exhibit them in certain areas. He then bought the
Pacific machine, cylinders etc and arrived in Brazil in August 1891.
Since the National Co did not yet exist in 1891, the source must mean
the "North American Phonograph Co."
I know that there were two shops in Brazil, one in Rio (Fred) and one in
Sao Paulo. But was that Figner brother in Sao Paulo named Jacob or Gustavo?