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Title
The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
Other Title
What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph
Summary
It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : [Edison Manufacturing Co., 1910]
Subject Headings
-  Phonograph--Drama
-  Stenographers--United States--Drama
-  Thomas A. Edison, Inc.--Employees--Drama
-  Dictating machines--United States--Drama
-  Dictation (Office practice)--Drama
-  Shorthand--Transcription--Drama
-  Office practice--United States--Automation--Drama
-  Offices--United States--Drama
-  Sales personnel--United States--Drama
-  Sound recording industry--United States--Drama
-  Business--Drama
-  Cylinder recordings--Drama
-  Sound--Recording and reproducing--United States--Equipment and supplies--Drama
Genre
Advertising
Company promotion
Notes
-  J146440-43 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Edison Mfg. Co.; 29Sept1910; J146440-43 [scenes 1-4].
-  Duration: 4:10 (part 1) and 4:24 (part 2) at 16 fps.
-  MAVIS 16743; The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Source used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912.
-  Received: 10-7-1982; viewing print and dupe neg pic; preservation; Edison Collection.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 9 min., ca. 225 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 9 min., ca. 225 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEB 6074 (viewing print)
FPE 0424 (dupe neg pic)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4058
Library of Congress Control Number
00694308
Online Format
video
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Description
It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Edison Collection. The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1910] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694308/.

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