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Item # 152269
June 19, 1869
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 19, 1869 An inside pg. has the "Official List of Patents Issued by the United States Patent Office" which a includes: "90,646.--Electrographic Vote Recorder.--Tho. A. Edison (assignor to himself and Dewitt C. Roberts), Boston Mass." This device allowed a legislator to register a "yes" or "no" vote by turning a switch to the right or left. Edison was 22 yrs. old at the time.
Category: Post-Civil War