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December 28, 1879

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 28, 1879 

* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Electric light bulb
* Menlo Park

Over two columns at the middle of the front page are taken up with a great account of Thomas Edison's latest invention: the light bulb. With heads: "EDISON'S ELECTRIC LIGHT" "Conflicting Statements As To Its Utility" "The Inventor Says He Has Succeeded In Getting A Cheap Substitute for Gaslight--A Public Exhibition Promised--Prof. Morton's Criticisms", the very lengthy text goes to great detail in explaining the possible value in this invention, balanced by the criticism of another academic who claims: "...protesting against the trumpeting of the result of Edison's experiments in electric lighting as 'a wonderful success' when 'every one acquainted with the subject' will recognize it as a 'conspicuous failure'..." with much more (see for portions).
One of the best newspapers to be had on Edison's electric light bulb, an invention which would utterly transform the way we live. And terrific to have it on the front page of this venerable newspaper.
Complete in 12 pages, even toning, some flaking at the margins (typical for the period), generally good condition. Must be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War