This minute book covers the period May 1888-November 1916. It contains the minutes of directors' and stockholders' meetings, the certificate of incorporation, and the company by-laws. The subjects covered include the election and resignation of directors and officers; the purchase of the factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey; the construction of the factory in Orange, New Jersey; the sale of assets to Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; other transactions involving capital stock, dividends, and indebtedness; and a suit brought against the company by Goodwin Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri. There are also discussions and resolutions relating to contracts and agreements with Edison and Edison-related companies, including the Bates Manufacturing Co., Edison United Phonograph Co., Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co., International Graphophone Co., North American Phonograph Co., and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. The cover is stamped "Minutes of Edison Phonograph Works." The spine is stamped "Minutes Edison Phonograph Works" and is marked "G1 1888 1916." The book contains 432 numbered pages. There is also a 29-page typewritten index.
Blank pages: 48-49, 94-103, 386-432. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.