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"I don't know of anybody who has left us that I would want back...Out of 50 I hope to get six – the other 44 will not satisfy us..."

Legendary American Inventor and Businessman, THOMAS EDISON, spectacular, museum-quality framed display featuring remarkable, authentic 3-page handwritten letter in graphite and signed at conclusion, simply, "TAE".

A prime example of Edison's ruthless business acumen featuring over 150 words in his brisk, efficient hand taking his son (and future governor of NJ), Charles Edison to task over the quality of the workforce.

CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY JSA (James Spence Authentication) expert examination. Sale includes original JSA Letter of Authenticity. GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest EDISON documents available on the market

Edison writes:


Why worry about these things. Cross the stream when you come to it.

I don't know of anybody who has left us that I would want back

The real thing to do is to have knowledge of where proper men can be found when you want them, this we never have done until last year

I want to keep the system up of constantly looking out for young educated men who will start + make good.

Out of 50 I hope to get six – the other 44 will not satisfy us + they go but others will take their place then someday we will have every department managed by a man who understands the technique + the business end to get economy

I am not afraid of losing any of them we can afford to pay higher than others as we know their capacity

There is a lot [sic] of men here that we must lose before we can have a well managed concern



Minor condition issues to paper, consistent with age, use and handling, as shown.

Custom framed and archivally matted in the SIGNATURIST-INK Gallery style to handsome 16"x24" black and gold-colored wood frame. Exquisite PH-neutral red and black double mat with descriptive plaque, and handsome photo of the legendary inventor, under 98% UV-BLOCKING non-glare acrylic pane.


NOTE: All SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents. This acid-free, museum-grade mounting tape releases safely and easily with simply a swipe of a damp Q-tip.


A handsome and impressive addition to the executive office, den or Man Cave, or to the History aficionado or autograph collection. An exceptional investment-quality collectible, and a truly rare and remarkable find.


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THOMAS EDISON * JSA * Ruthless 3 Page AUTOGRAPH Letter Firing 44 Men SIGNED

$2,500.00 Regular Price
$2,100.00Sale Price
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