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.

Hi Carlos,
  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?