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        Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880) and Resource Materials

        This resource group contains two facsimiles, a transcript, and a background essay regarding Thomas Edison's 1880 patent application for the light bulb. On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison received the patent, which embodied the principles of his incandescent lamp that paved the way for the universal domestic use of electric light.

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        Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880): Image 1

        This a facsimile of Thomas Edison's 1880 Patent Application for the Light Bulb.

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        Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880): Transcript

        This is a transcript of Thomas Edison's 1880 Patent Application for the Light Bulb.

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        Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880): Background Essay

        This essay provides background and context for Thomas Edison's invention and patenting of the light bulb.

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