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671082

Edison invents his famous electric lamp...

Item #671082

December 24, 1879

THE SUN, New York, Dec. 24, 1879  The ftpg. begins with a great article, taking over a full column, headed: "EDISON'S LAMP YET BURNING" "The Inventor's Calculation that this is Equivalent to Ordinary Family Use for 24 Days--How the Electricity Is Obtained, and How it is to be Distributed by Wires".

This is a wonderful article on Thomas Edison's electric lamp, ... See More  

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669260

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #669260

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877  Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. ... See More  

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668241

1914 Thomas Edison plant fire disaster...

Item #668241

December 10, 1914

THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1914



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Works plant fire disaster

* West Orange, New Jersey




The front page has a two column heading: "EDISON'S GREAT PLANT BURNED; ONLY LABORATORY IS SAVED; LOSS IS PUT AT $7,000,000" "with subheads. (see)

Eighteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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664094

Thomas Edison's electric light is a success...

Item #664094

December 23, 1879

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Dec. 23, 1879 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Electric light bulb

* Menlo Park




The bkpg. has an interesting report beginning: "Edison's success in making practical the use of the electric light for general illumination seems no longer a question..." with more on describing his invention.

Eight pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, very nic... See More  

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661474

Greeley was no fan of Edison?

Item #661474

December 30, 1879

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1879 



* Charles F. Brush

* Early electric light

* Patent sold




Horace Greeley may not have been a fan of Thomas Edison as almost nothing is published in this title about the electric light inventory. However at the same time most other newspapers were reporting the invention the Tribune did not, but instead had on the ftpg: "The Brush Electric Light"... See More  

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660545

Edison invents the phonograph... Baseball science...

Item #660545

November 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

* Early baseball science




A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper tr
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657285

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #657285

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




Page 3 features a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch print of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph.

Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate

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657284

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #657284

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* The phonograph invented

* Best title to have this in ?




Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we ... See More  

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657029

Thomas Edison inventions...

Item #657029

October 31, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Oct. 31, 1878



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Biography as a young boy




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "When Edison Was A Boy" with subhead. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Complete in 8 pages, minor irregularity along spine, very nice condition.... See More  

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655279

Gandhi, Thomas Edison, and Al Capone...

Item #655279

February 25, 1931

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Feb. 25, 1931  The front page has a large photo of Gandhi with the caption: "Gandhi Happy To Be Free Again." Also on the front page is an interesting article regarding Albert Einstein: "Einstein Used the Cigarette Relatively." Page 3 has a 2-column, two-line heading regarding Al Capone: "CAPONE ELUDES THE CROWDS AND GOES BEFORE U.... See More  

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653739

Thomas Edison invention from 1891...

Item #653739

July 25, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 25, 1891



* Thomas Edison invention

* Electric Motor & Dynamo


This 16 page issue is in nice condition (except for some front page margin wear) and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Edison Motor - Mixer - Edison Motor Switch, with corresponding text (see images f
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650034

Thomas Edison death... funeral (day of)....

Item #650034

October 21, 1931

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 21, 1931.



* Inventor Thomas Edison death

* Funeral - burial ceremony (day of)



The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Edison Funeral Today, On Anniversary Of His Electric Light" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, a few small binding slits along the spine, gener... See More  

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649900

Thomas Edison & Al 'Scarface' Capone...

Item #649900

October 17, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1931



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

* Falls into a coma - would die next day

* Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial

* Would be found guilty on this day




The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IN DEEP COMA" with subheads. (see) Edison would die on the following day.

Page 4 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AS 'NO P... See More  

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649391

Thomas Edison and his new phonograph...

Item #649391

April 27, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 27, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




Most of a column on page 11 is taken up with: "The Phonograph" "Edison Explains His Invention to the Washington Academy of Science". Subheads include: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" "Edison In Person" "What the Phonograph is Like" which is very ... See More  

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648164

Edison's light...

Item #648164

February 03, 1879

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1879 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Electric Light Bulb




The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Edison's Light" "Already Perfected, bug Requiring to be Cheapened" "Interesting Experiments--What the Professor Had to Say About the Gas Companies". The article takes over a full column.

Eight pages, lightly toned, n... See More  

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647586

Thomas Edison Honored In 1928....

Item #647586

October 21, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 21, 1928.



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

* Honored By President Calvin Coolidge




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IS DECORATED BY NATION AND HAILED BY THE PRESIDENT" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news of
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647524

Babe Ruth birthday photo... Thomas Edison...

Item #647524

February 17, 1929

NEW YORK TIMES (Rotogravure Section only), February 17, 1929



* Babe Ruth birthday photo

* Thomas Edison & Henry Ford




This section is loaded with photos involving sports, entertainment, fashion and much more. The front page has a photo titled: "A Birthday Cake Fit Four A Sultan: Babe Ruth" Also 2 related photos regarding Thomas Edison's birthday as well.

Complete rotograv... See More  

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646215

Thomas Edison's last will and testament...

Item #646215

October 30, 1931

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 30, 1931



* re. Thomas Alva Edison death

* Official last will and testament




The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON LEFT ESTATE OF 14 MILLION" with subheads. (See)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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645570

Great issue on Edison's invention of the phonograph, and thoughts on its use & what's next...

Item #645570

March 26, 1878

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 26, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




This is a terrific issue on Edison's newly invented phonograph machine, taking half of page 3 & over half of pg. 4 including four illustrations. The article is headed: "THE PHONOGRAPH" with subheads: "Lectures by Professor J. W. S. Arnold" "Character... See More  

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644830

Electric light patent to Thomas Edison...

Item #644830

March 19, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881 



* Thomas Alva Edison

* Electric light patent
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 Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732". This was th... See More  

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644262

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #644262

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate

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643168

Lengthy article on Thomas Edison...

Item #643168

August 24, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1878 



* Thomas Alva Edison



Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".



Complete in 12 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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639101

Interesting interview with Thomas Edison...

Item #639101

March 20, 1878

THE WORLD, New York, March 20, 1878 



* Thomas Edison - inventions

* Menlo Park, New Jersey



The front page has most of a column headed: "Inventor Edison's Last" "A Machine that Will Be Of Immense Value For Various Purposes". This interesting article is a nice interview with Thomas Edison in which he apologizes to the reporting for not being able to show him his l... See More  

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638651

An evening with Thomas Edison and his phonograph...

Item #638651

June 04, 1878

NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1878 



* Thomas Edison

* Phonograph




The top of page 5 has a column headed: "AN EVENING WITH EDISON. What The Phonograph Can Do." with various subheads including: "It's Inventor's Practiced Hand Makes It Sing In Time and Tune--It Repeats Levy's Harmony & the Babbling of a Crowd..." with more (see).  This article takes over ... See More  

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636501

Thomas Edison's court case... 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in America...

Item #636501

October 15, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 15, 1892  The front page shows: "The New Santa Maria, Replica of Columbus' Vessel, which is to be Sailed Across the Atlantic", celebrating the 400th anniversary. Items inside include: "Baker's Rocking Chair Fan" "Front View of the Apparatus for Lifting Blocks of Beton and Carrying them to the Car" "Edison's Pat... See More  

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633688

Brothers in crime: the Hildebrands... Thomas Edison...

Item #633688

August 31, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 31, 1878 



* Outlaw Bill Hildebrand

* Southeast Missouri Bushwhacker

* Inventor Thomas Edison




The top of page 3 has heads including: "BRED IN THE BONE" "Bill Hildebrand Following in Sam's Footsteps" which begins: "William Hildebrand, a brother of the renowned Missouri desperado, Sam Hildebrand, following the apparent instinct ... See More  

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633307

Thomas Edison on the meaning of life...

Item #633307

November 28, 1891

THE EVENING BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 28, 1891  Page 7 has a very interesting interview with Thomas Edison in which he is asked "What is life?" with the heading: "What Is Life?" "Tom Edison Considers Man a Microcosm of Intellectual Atoms". His response takes over a full column (see for the beginning).

Eight pages, loose at the spine, various margin tears & ... See More  

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633075

Edison & the beginning of the motion picture industry...

Item #633075

May 20, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* invention of the Kinetograph (historic)




The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry. The articles takes over a full column (see photos) & a portion includes: "... See More  

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632814

Thomas Edison becomes ill....

Item #632814

August 02, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 2, 1931



* Inventor Thomas Edison becomes ill

* Prelude to his death shortly after ?




The front page has a one column heading: "THOMAS EDISON ILL; DOCTOR FLIES TO HIM" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with photo. (see) Edison would die about 2 months later.

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 26 pages, this is the rare ... See More  

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631925

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #631925

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




Appearing on inside pg. (see photo) is a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description

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631754

Thomas Edison described...

Item #631754

June 04, 1892

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1892 



* Inventor Thomas Edison described as humble



The top of the back page has: "Edison Isn't Proud" "His Hats & Cigars are Cheap & His Clothes are not a Bit Stuck Up". An interesting article on how "ordinary" Thomas Edison is, with a short interview with him as well (see).

Four pages, very large f... See More  

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628054

Thomas Edison as chairman...

Item #628054

October 02, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 2, 1915 



* Thomas Alva Edison



The color cover shows soldiers scaling the side of a mountain. Items within include: "The Exchange of Severely Wounded Prisoners" "The Development of the Army Pistol" The Naval Advisory Board of Inventions" which includes a photo of: Thomas A. Edison, Chairman. More articles concerning the militar... See More  

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620997

Edison's telephone...

Item #620997

September 27, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 27, 1879 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Telephone invention




Inside has an article: "Edison's Latest Telephone" which is very descriptive text on it. Included as well is a nice illustration captioned: "Edison's New Telephone". Various other inventions & scientific improvements of the day in this issue.

Sixteen pages, som... See More  

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620693

Thomas Edison to service on Navy board... Fight at Atchi Baba...

Item #620693

July 13, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1915  The front page has a column-wide headline "EDISON WILL HEAD NAVY TEST BOARD" with subheads "Accepts Secretary Daniels's Invitation to Try Out New Devices for Warfare" "Got Idea From the Times" "It Caused the Secretary to Announce Bureau of Invention and Development" and more. "'The United States is far beh... See More  

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618735

Thomas Edison at Rollins College...

Item #618735

February 25, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 25, 1930.



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison - Founders Day

* Rollins College - receives honorary degree in science

* President Hamilton Holt




Page 16 has one column headings: "EDISON HONORED BY ROLLINS COLLEGE" "Doctor of Science Degree Is Conferred on him at Winter Park, Fla." "He Walks In Procession" and more. (see)

Other news, spor... See More  

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616759

Thomas Edison's megaphone...

Item #616759

August 24, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 24, 1878 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Megaphone invention print




Taking a bit more than half of the ftpg. is an illustration of a gentleman and a few onlookers using "Edison's Megaphone". The article, which begins on the ftpg., gives the background of "ear & speaking trumpets" plus talk about Edison's invention. The c... See More  

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616732

Thomas Edison... Phonograph... Stock ticker...

Item #616732

April 02, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 2, 1892  Within this issue is an article "A Talk with Edison" in which Thomas Edison talks personally about the phonograph, telephone, stockticker and much more. A very fascinating insight into this amazing man. 

There are additional illustrations, articles and advertisements within.

This is complete in 16 pages with several non-archival m... See More  

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614672

Thomas Edison into gold mining ?...

Item #614672

April 18, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 18, 1880



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Venture into gold mining ?

* Separation - extraction




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 14 has an article headed: "FUGITIVE GOLD" "Which is Said to Escape from Hydraulic Mines, Etc." "Edison's Method of Saving It Not Described...." T... See More  

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613922

Thomas Edison's court case...

Item #613922

October 15, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 15, 1892  The front cover is "The New Santa Maria, Replica of Columbus' Vessel, which is to be Sailed Across the Atlantic". Inside the issue is "Baker's Rocking Chair Fan"; "Front View of the Apparatus for Lifting Blocks of Beton and Carrying them to the Car"; "Edison's Patents Sustained by the United States... See More  

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605748

Edison's electric railway...

Item #605748

May 30, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, May 30, 1880



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* 1st electric railway success




Page 3 has small one column headings: "Edison" "His Latest Venture a Success--Riding at a Forty-Mile Speed on His Electric Railroad...." See images for text here.



Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise... See More  

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604856

Thomas Edison....

Item #604856

August 30, 1878

EASTON EXPRESS, August 30, 1878



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Ink for the blind




The bottom of page 2 has a small one column heading: "Edison's Last Contrivance" See image for brief text here.

Other news of the with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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602516

Early electric light....

Item #602516

December 24, 1879

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, December 24, 1879



* Early electric light

* Gas light




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

Page 6 has one column headings: "The New Electric Light Causes a Fall in Gas Stocks" "Gas Stock Depreciated" Very brief text but mention of Thomas Edison's new discoveries here ... See More  

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600395

Thomas Edison's phonograph...

Item #600395

June 07, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, June 7, 1878



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Phonograph invention




The front page has a report headed: "Edison's Inventions" with subhead: "An Exhibition of the Phonograph and His New Instrument for Measuring Heat--The Suit of the Two Telegraph Companies". Near the beginning is: "...Mr. Edison gave an exhibition of the phonograph... See More  

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597441

Talking with Thomas Edison... Banking in New York...

Item #597441
HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE (New York), February, 1890



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison



Included is a 19 page article: "Jamaica, New and Old" by Howard Pyle, which is accompanied by 22 illustrations. Also a 9 page article: "Talks With Edison", and a 16 page article: "The New York Banks" which includes 8 illustrations including a full page: "A View of Wall St... See More  

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596925

Sitting Bull surrenders... Thomas Edison...

Item #596925

July 22, 1881

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1881 



* Chief Sitting Bull surrenders

* Thomas Edison




Inconspicuously found amongst a list of "Domestic" news items is a report: "The surrender of Sitting Bull to Major Brotherton at Fort Buford on the 20th inst., is confirmed by a dispatch from Gen. Terry to Gen. Sherman." There is also a report on a lawsuit ... See More  

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594892

Kodak Camera Founder George Eastman Dies In 1932...

Item #594892

March 15, 1932

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1932 



* George Eastman suicide death 

* Kodak camera inventor - roll film 



This 18 page newspaper has one column headings on page 5: "DEATH OF EDISON SADDENED EASTMAN", "Kodak Manufacturer Also Grieved Over Passing of Hubbell" and "Dreaded Long Illness" Coverage on the suicide of Kodak camera inv... See More  

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593966

Thomas Edison advertisement...

Item #593966

October 01, 1911

SUNDAY ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE of the DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1, 1911  The cover of this issue contains a young lady outside in the woods. Within the issue are a variety of articles, stories and advertisements.



The of the issue is a full page advertisement for the General Electric Company on "Edison's Dream Comes True" and contains a photo of Thomas Ediso... See More  

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589428

Edison Day advertisement...

Item #589428

October 17, 1914

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 17, 1914  The backpage of this issue features a fullpage advertisement for "1879 Edison Day - Oct. 21st 1914" which includes Thomas  Edison standing by two of his lamps, his first lamp and his Mazda lamp. The frontpage is a colored print of an armored military vehicle. Within the issue are: "Our Knowledge of the Planet Mars" &quo... See More  

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585971

Thomas Edison in 1879...

Item #585971

December 08, 1879

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 8, 1879



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Tasimeter invention




This 8 page newspaper has small one column headings on page: "Edison's Tasimeter" and "Mr. Proctor On It's Uses-The Statements Of Prof. Young"



Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete, light browning with a little margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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585070

Thomas Edison close to death...

Item #585070

August 02, 1931

PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Arizona, August 2, 1931 



* Thomas Edison's health takes downturn 



This 6 page newspaper has one column headings on the front page: "THOMAS EDISON SERIOUSLY ILL", "Three Physicians Caring For Inventor At His West Orange Home". 1st report coverage on the famous inventor's illness in which he would never recovery from with his death ... See More  

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