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Collage of Thomas A. Edison's Patent Application For an incandescent light bulb Thomas Edison Patent Application Patent Drawing  

Thomas A. Edison's Patent Application For an incandescent light bulb, 1879

"Genius is hard work, stick-to-it-iveness, and common sense."

Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison propelled the United States out of the gaslight era and into the electric age.

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