Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor, c 1920s.
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33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor, c 1920s.

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Thomas Edison is depicted here in old age, seated next to an 1889 'Edison' brand phonograph. Edison (1847-1931) was a prolific American inventor who registered over 1000 patents, many of which were related to the development of electricity. His inventions, in collaboration with his staff, include the automatic telegraph, the electric lamp, the phonograph (gramophone) and the kinetoscope, an early form of cinematography.
 

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