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Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931

Works: 3,452 works in 5,632 publications in 14 languages and 132,761 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Silent films  History  Short films  Animated films  Drama  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films  Comedy films 
Subject Headings: Inventors 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Collector, Performer, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Restager , Annotator, Narrator, Inventor, Correspondent, Speaker, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Signer, Creator
Classifications: TK140.E3, 621.3092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas A Edison
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. Includes films from Pathé frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman
The incandescent light : a review of its invention and application by Floyd A Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

18 editions published between 1894 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment. This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière."--Publisher
Dewar's - it's scotch( Visual )

2 editions published in 1898 and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claimed to be the first advertising film
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1910 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« According to legend, Traffic in Souls was produced surreptitiously at Universal Pictures Corp. with the producer (Jack Cohn) and director (George Loane Tucker) prepared to buy the picture in case the company wouldn’t release it. Exploiting a recent exposé of prostitution rings, this “white slavery” story proved a huge financial success. Traffic In Souls is a very accomplished work for its time, and makes excellent use of its New York City locations. This edition is copied from the only known original nitrate print of the domestic release; there is an excellent piano score by Philip Carli and an illuminating optional scene-specific audio essay by Professor Shelley Stamp, author of Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon (Princeton Univ. Press). »--
Edison album( Visual )

5 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark first "peep-show" films that dazzled the viewers of the Kinetoscope were created by Thomas A. Edison and W.K.L. Dickson, and continue to be known as the first revelation of what film would become. Inventor Thomas A. Edison and William. K. L. Dickson, his principal associate, began work on the motion picture project in 1891. In 1894, they began to exhibit films commercially in the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device. Theatrical projection followed in 1896. These are some of the first films
Das Edison-Licht : elektrisches Beleuchtungs-System : Uebermittelung mechanischer arbeit für den Hausgebrauch( )

4 editions published in 1882 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the World on the Phonograph by Thomas A Edison( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edison trials : voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913 by Thomas A Edison( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samples of European vocalists tested on wax cylinders by the Edison Co
History speaks by Andrew Carnegie( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most famous people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This volume includes: Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, William Howard Taft, James Whitcomb Riley, O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Theodore Roosevelt, Ellen Terry, King George V, and Amelia Earhart
The invention of the electric speaking telephone by Alexander Graham Bell( )

1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas B. Lambert vs. Thomas A. Edison by Thomas Lambert( )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventions and innovations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without the inventor's curiosity and desire to find answers to questions, the world would be a different place. This film examines rare footage of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford, whose theories and subsequent practical application of those ideas transformed the way we live, work and play
Voices of famous inventors by Guglielmo Marconi( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. The following, from 1908, is a commemoration at the New York Electrical Show of the 50th anniversary of the first Atlantic cable. Thomas Augustus Watson (January 18, 1854 - December 13, 1934) was as a bookkeeper and a carpenter before becoming an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, aiding in the the invention of the telephone in 1876. He is best known because his name was one of the first words spoken over the telephone. "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you," were the first words Bell said using the new invention, according to Bell's laboratory notebook. Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874 - July 20, 1937) was an Italian inventor, known for his pioneering work on long distance radio transmission and radio telegraph system. Marconi shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy". As an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of the The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. The following is from a talk he gave in 1935 about how he received the first transatlantic message by wireless telegraphy
Uncle Tom's cabin by Vera Jiji( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A condensation of George Aiken's play which combines dramatic scenes performed by actors, still images drawn from contemporary paintings, periodicals, and original illustrations from published editions of the novel, and popular songs and hymns of the mid-nineteenth century. The DVD also includes a vintage 1903 Thomas A. Edison silent film, and a searchable, printable PDF sourcebook with over twenty articles written between the 1850s and 2006, which help to place this work in its theatrical, social, historical and critical contexts
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Thomas A Edison( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burning stable by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

3 editions published between 1896 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire and Baucus catalogues: "Shows a barn actually in flames, from which four horses and a burning wagon are rescued by firemen and stable hands. The scene is exciting, full of action from beginning to end, and all its details are clearly and sharply defined. Thick volumes of smoke pouring from the doors and windows of the stable add greatly to the realistic effect."
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Alternative Names

Ai-ti-sheng 1847-1931

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Edisons, T. (Tomass), 1847-1931

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Edisons, Tomass Alva, 1847-1931

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Τόμας Έντισον

Едисон, Томас

Томас Алва Едисон

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Томас Алва Едісон американський винахідник і бізнесмен

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Эдисон, Томас

Эдисон, Томас, 1847-1931

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אדיסון, תומס א 1847-1931

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תומאס אלווה אדיסון

תומאס אלווה אדיסון ממציא ואיש עסקים אמריקאי


توماس إديسون

توماس إديسون، 1847-1931

توماس إديسون رجل اعمال ومخترع امريكانى

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തോമസ് ആൽ‌വ എഡിസൺ American inventor and businessman

തോമസ് ആൽ‌വ എഡിസൺ അമേരിക്കൻ കണ്ടുപിടുത്തക്കാരനും ബിസിനസുകാരനും

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에디슨, 토머스 앨바 1847-1931

에디슨, 토머스 앨버 1847-1931

토머스 에디슨 미국의 발명가, 사업가

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トーマス· A ·エジソン 1847-1931

トーマス・エジソン アメリカ合衆国の発明家、起業家


爱迪生 1847-1931

愛迪生 美國發明家

爱迪生 美国科學家、企業家、发明家、工程師