A Day with Thomas A. Edison
Clip: Season 27 Episode 3 | 15m 52s
In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document Thomas Edison going about his day. In this silent film, they capture the prolific inventor discussing new ideas with employees, conferring with his secretary, and checking in on the newest production techniques for producing one of his most famous inventions: his incandescent light bulb.
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