We recently had an Edison cylinder phonograph donated to our collection. In the process, incidentally, I learned that Edison's patent mentions the phonograph's potential use as a player for talking books for the blind.
Robert Jaquiss, the donor, tells me that it was working when he bought it, but now seems to be "frozen up" after a period of not being used.
Robert is looking for a appraiser in the Baltimore area to take a look at this machine and prepare a tax document for him to use next year.
Please contact Robert directly if you're interested. Once he has engaged someone we'll make arrangements to visit the machine.
Edward T. Morman, MSLS, PhD
Director, Jacobus tenBroek Library
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND JERNIGAN INSTITUTE
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore MD 21230
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