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Thomas Edison receives his patent for the electric light....
Item # 603839
February 28, 1880
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 28, 1880
* Patent # for electric light (very historic)
* Inventor Thomas Edison
The book "Famous First Facts" notes that Thomas Edison received a patent, number 223,898, for the electric light on January 27, 1880, marking one of the most significant inventions of the 19th century.
In this issue, among the "Index of Inventions" is a simple and certainly inconspicuous entry for this important invention, the listing reading (shown in the photo): "Lamp, electric, T. A. Edison..........223,898" . Nice to have a printing of the patent of an invention which changed the life of mankind.
The full ftpg. is a print of: "The Manufacture of Rotary Pressure Blowers, Works of P. H. & F. M. Roots, Connersville, Indiana". Other prints & articles on the latest inventions & improvements of the day.
Complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, some light dirtiness to the front page only, generally nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War