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Edison’s first patented invention, the Electrographic Vote Recorder.

Edison, Thomas1868/1868

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Edison invented the vote recorder in Boston when Edison was 21 years of age and patented it in1868. Although the invention worked, governments refused to purchase the invention. Edison realized that before spending time on an invention, he should study the demand for the invention.

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  • Title: Edison’s first patented invention, the Electrographic Vote Recorder.
  • Creator: Edison, Thomas
  • Date Created: 1868/1868
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Thomas Edison, Inventions, Failures
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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