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 worldâ€™s most
influential minds. He was certainly one of the most prolific
inventors of his time, amassing more than one thousand patents to
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.
~ 1911 Boys Life of Edison. 376 pages.
~ 1917 Thomas A. Edison - Life story of a great man. 240
~ 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
~ Irwin-Rice Kiss - This is the first ever moving picture
image of a kiss. It was selected for preservation in the National
~ 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 Edisonâ€™s Edison
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Files in our collections are in .pdf format, so you
can easily view, copy, print, or share as you see fit.
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.
Our catalog and image CD-ROM's are intended to be
used on any computer capable of viewing .jpgs, .tiffs and .gifs. CD
is not intended for DVD Players. (DVD movies are of course playable
on any home DVD player).
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