Thomas Alva Edison

American inventor and businessman, 1847-1931

Edison developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. More significant than the number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities, sound recording, and motion pictures all established major new industries world-wide. Edison's inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications.

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Edison, Thomas Alva

American inventor (1847-1931). Typed letter signed ("Thos A. Edison"). No place. 4to. 3 pp.
$ 3,953 / 3.500 € (33102/BN27887)

An agreement regarding battery production throughout the world. To Herman E. Dick, a founding director of the Edison Ore Milling Syndicate and by 1905, the foreign agent promoting Edison's battery in Europe. Edison informs Dick that as he has established battery production facilities in Germany, England, and France, as well as in America, the company should be able to meet demand throughout the world: "[...] I would undoubtedly be able to make more satisfactory terms for handling this business than any one else, and since you are largely interested in all of the three main foreign companies, you would of course benefit by any additional business that such companies might do in other countries outside of their own territories.

Therefore [...] I will be obliged if you will sign the subscribed consent, agreeing that all future negotiations for foreign countries shall be left entirely to me [...]". - Duly countersigned by Dick and a witness. Leaves creased and moderately toned; perforation at upper left corner of each leaf..

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Edison, Thomas Alva

American inventor and businessman (1847-1931). Portrait postcard signed. No place. 8vo.
$ 904 / 800 € (941420/BN941420)

Addressed on the reverse to Louise Hysan at the Park Hotel Pörtschach (Carinthia, Austria).

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Edison, Thomas Alva

American inventor (1847-1931). Portrait postcard signed. No place. 135:85 mm.
$ 2,824 / 2.500 € (73950/BN47886)

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Edison, Thomas Alva

Scheck mit eigenh. U. („ThosAEdison“).
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Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931), Erfinder. Scheck mit e. U. („ThosAEdison“). [West Orange (New Jersey), 24. September 1928]. 1 S. Qu.-schmal-gr.-8°. – Scheck der Edison Botonic Research Corporation über $ 19,80 zugunsten der Firma Otto R. Greiner Co. – Am unteren Rand etwas fleckig, sonst wohlerhalten.


Edison, Thomas Alva

Scheck mit eigenh. U. („ThosAEdison“).
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Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931), Erfinder. Scheck mit e. U. („ThosAEdison“). [West Orange (New Jersey), 28. Januar 1929]. 1 S. Qu.-schmal-gr.-8°. – Scheck der Edison Botonic Research Corporation über $ 536,63 zugunsten Ira Benneys. – Mehrfach gestempelt und auf der Verso-Seite vom Empfänger gezeichnet.


Edison, Thomas Alva

Ausschnitt mit eigenh. U. ("Thomas A. Edison").
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Edison, Thomas Alva

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Edison, Thomas Alva

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To Teofil Kotykiewicz in Vienna: "I understand that you manufacture the Salon Harmonium, and I should be obliged if you will kindly send me description and prices of these instruments, especially #10, as I want to buy one after the War is over [...]". - With printed letterhead "From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison"; slightly browned, traces of folding; punched holes in left margin (not touching text).