Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), considered the greatest Inventor in history. His formal education lasted only three months. He was home schooled by his Mother at the age of 9, she bought him a chemistry book. That began his interest in Chemistry and testing experiments.
youth he sold newspapers and snacks on the Grand Trunk Railway. While
aboard the train he conducted chemical experiments.
In 1868 he worked as
a telegrapher in Boston. His first invention, an electrographic vote
recorder, was patented in 1869. He also took out patents for an improved
stock ticker, a telegraph device used to report the price of gold to
brokers offices. In 1876 he moved his laboratory to Menlo Park, NJ.
In 1879, he made commercially practicable the incandescent lamp, but did
not invent it. Other inventions included the kinetoscope, ore-mill
machinery, the storage battery, and dictating machine.
He invented the
phonograph, his greatest single achievement from the viewpoint of
inventive imagination. In 1888, he founded the Edison Phonograph Works.
This New Jersey stock dated 1888 signed at front with ink cancellation line,
issued to Edison and beautifully signed at back. Very Rare! Exceptional
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Thomas Alva Edison Phonograph Stock
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