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Thomas A. Edison Historical Collection on DVD

VLR is proud to present this DVD republication for a complete collection of Thomas A. Edison historical works. Including biographies, inventions, co-authoried books, 1886 early lighting catalog, early movies and voice recordings, and of course his patents - over 650 of them! In total there are well over 10,000 pages of historical information alone. The page scans below share only a brief glimpse of what is contained on this massive CD. Loads of historical info, tons of illustrations, both books about Edison, and books written by the great inventor himself!
The Boys Life books are geared to a younger reading audience, which makes this collection ideal for students of any age.
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, and is widely considered one of the world’s most influential minds. He was certainly one of the most prolific inventors of his time, amassing more than one thousand patents to his credit.
This CD contains the following Eleven (11) volumes:
~ 1886 Edison Incandescence Catalog
~ 1889 Edison and His Inventions. 288 pages.
~ 1893 Inventors - Men and Their Achievements. 328 pages.
~ 1895 Mechanics Library. 582 pages.
~ 1908 Thomas Alva Edison - Sixty years of an inventors life. 444 pages.
~ 1911 Boys Life of Edison. 376 pages.
~ 1917 Thomas A. Edison - Life story of a great man. 240 pages.
~ 1921 Boys Life of Edison. 416 pages.
~ 1922 Forty Years of Edison Service. 204 pages.
~ 1922 The Story of Thomas Edison. 200 pages.
~ 1922 True Stories of Great Americans. 234 pages.
~ 1951 The Edison Effect. 78 pages.
~ Menlo Park Reminisces. 440 pages. Early biography of Edison and his inventions.
~ Photos - 128 vintage photos, of Edison, his family, friends, laboratories, inventions and more.
~Patents - 680 pdf's of Edisons most important inventions,with diagrams and descriptions.
Also some really great bonus items:
These may NOT be playable on all computers depending on the age and software installed on your machine. We had no trouble viewing these vintage files on recent computers using the Windows operating system.
~ Irwin-Rice Kiss - This is the first ever moving picture image of a kiss. It was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
~ Around the World on the Phonograph - This spoken-word recording made circa late October 1888 is believed to be the oldest surviving recording of Thomas Edison's voice. The informal message whimsically describes an imagined trip "around the world on the phonograph," by Cunard steamer from New York City to Liverpool, through Europe and Asia, giving specific ships, railroads, cities, and points of interest en route.
~ Animal Sounds by Thomas Edison - This is a rare recording by Thomas Edison in 1878. It features various animal sounds and someone's (probably Edison's) voice speaking.
~ Thomas Alva Edison-Speaking - Inventor Edison 1878 first recorded sound and a couple of others.
~ 1910 Frankenstein Movie - One of the most sought after short films by fans of the silent era is the 1910 production of Frankenstein from Thomas Edison’s Edison Studios.

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Use our scanned images for research or school projects, all pages are scanned at 300 DPI or more. View directly in Adobe Reader - perfect for reprinting in newsletters, magazines or art projects, use as clip art in any graphics program, scale it, edit it, print it to suit your needs.
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