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Hi, Allen

The Figner who owned Casa Odeon in São Paulo was Gustavo, according to
Franceschi, who once had direct access to the family in Rio. If you wish I
can send you his e-mail address.

Carlos

2010/8/14 <[log in to unmask]>

>
> In a message dated 8/13/2010 6:08:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Allen
>
>