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Book: The History of Radio, in Pictures and Words

A coffee-table book from the American Museum of Radio and Electricity chronicles five centuries of progress

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THE SHINING: As with the telephone and many other inventions, Edison was not the first to come up with electric light. In fact, electric arc lamps were already widely used in factories by 1879, when Edison announced his new “incandescent” lamp. Edison’s device used less power, and multiple lamps could operate along a single circuit. Natural gas stocks plummeted, while shares in the Edison Electric Light Co. soared.
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