Society of Arts and Sciences Edison Tribute Commemorative Medal
diameter: 2 7/16 in. ( 6.2 cm )
Inscription: at lower left of field: "RW" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Bronze struck uniface medal depicting clothed bust of Thomas Edison facing right with legend: "SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EDISON TRIBUTE MAY 24th . 1928."
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time. He exerted a tremendous influence on modern life, contributing inventions such as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, as well as improving the telegraph and telephone. During his life, he acquired 1,093 patents. As well as being an inventor, Edison was also a successfull manufacturer and businessman, marketing his inventions to the public.
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