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Thomas Edison receives his patent for the electric light....

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February 28, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 28, 1880  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.
Sixteen pages, the lower right corner of the front cover is broken away with the next couple of leaves cracking as well, edge tear in right margin, small edge tears in lower margin, otherwise in good condition. Does not affect main content described. Should be handled with some care.

Category: Post-Civil War

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