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Edison's work on the telephone...

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July 17, 1877

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1877 

* Early Thomas Edison
* Telephone demonstration

The bottom of the front page has an article headed: "Prof. Edison's New Telephone" which begins: "This evening Prof. Edison gave a public rehearsal of his telephone, which consists of a musical instrument not nearly as loud in tone as that of Prof. Gray of Chicago..." with more (see photos). This is one of the earliest mentions of Edison in the Times as his more famous work with the light bulb and phonograph would happen after this date.
Complete in 8 pages, browned at the margins, various margin tears, fragile & must be handled carefully.

Category: Post-Civil War