The bulk of this collection is made up
of historical and modern ephemera related to Thomas Edison. It also contains some of
Edison's correspondence, patents, and original and reproduced photographs of Edison
and his associates.
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) is probably the best known American inventor of all time. His most
famous invention was the light bulb, but he also invented the phonograph and the
first practical storage battery, along with dozens of other impressive devices, for
a total of 1,093 patents during his lifetime.
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