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- The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: The Making of an Inventor, February 1847-June 1874
- Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
- Series: The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
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The Making of an Inventor, volume 1 of the monumental The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, takes us through Edison's life from early childhood to age twenty-six, when his work in telegraphy laid the groundwork for some of his best-known inventions. An 1868 telegraph design by the twenty-one-year-old Edison, for instance, reveals the now-familiar drum and stylus that reappeared in the phonograph of 1877 and in his earliest motion picture design.
The Making of an Inventor contains 90 percent of all known documents relating to Edison's boyhood and early career, including every entry from his Newark lab notebooks. Illustrated with nearly 600 of the inventor's own drawings and sketches, it provides a comprehensive account of the origins of Edison's creative genius.
Table of Contents
- 7 New Resources: January–June 1871 (Docs. 135A–274)
- pp. 224-300
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