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Thomas A. Edison Centennial Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
2000.100a-c
Date: 
1947
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
each overall: 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 0.3 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Three brass commemorative coins wih portrait busts of Thomas Edison on the obvese and lightning bolts on the reverse; reverse inscribed, "THOMAS/ ALVA/ EDISON/ CENTENNIAL/ 1847/ 1947/ GENERAL ELECTRIC Co./ LAMP/ DEPARTMENT."
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Engel
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group