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Edison’s Lamp Altered the World’s Lifestyle

The 100th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s invention of the incandescent electric light bulb will be observed October 21, 1979. Edison traveled a lot to promote his inventions and search for new materials. This article describes when Edison traveled to North Carolina in 1906 in search of cobalt, which he believed would reduce the excessive weight of an alkaline storage battery he had created.
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