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Thomas Edison
When Night Turned Into Day: The First Underground Wire to Light a Home in the World, Part of Thomas Edison's Groundbreaking Test in Menlo Park, and Used to Electrify Edison's Own Home One of the most important artifacts relating to electricity and light ever to reach the market One of the most important artifacts relating to electricity and light ever to reach the market
1880. Acquired by us directly from the descendant of Edison's chief laboratory machinist John Kruesi, and never before offered for sale; This invention led to the lighting of New York City, the United States, and then globeThe Smithsonian displays an artifact with the same provenance: A lamp used to illuminate Menlo Park on December 31,1879, when Edison introduced his invention to the world. It is currently on in the exhibition Lighting A Revolution at the National Museum of American History.Thomas Edison propelled the world out of the gaslight era and into the electric age. With dreams of lighting up entire cites, Edison lined up financial backing, assembled a group of brilliant scientists and technicians, and applied his genius to the challenge of creating an effective and affordable electric lamp. With unflagging determination, he and his team tried out thousands of possibilities, convinced that every failure brought them one step closer to success. They succeeded where so many others had failed. On January 27, 1880, just a month after exhibiting his invention, Edison received the historic patent embodying the principles of his incandescent lamp that paved the way for the universal domestic use of electric light.This changed the way everyone lived. Work could start early or continue past dusk. The evenings could be times of activity and recreation. The day no longer had to be confined to daylight hours or time huddled around the heat and light of the fire. It remains among the greatest advancements of the modern age. But a light bulb without a system of electricity deli … [Click Below for Full Description]
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