Lot 632, Edison's notebook, estimated at $15,000-25,000.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Among the exquisite treasures on the block next week at Freeman's Auction are the last experimental work in the career of Thomas Alva Edison, America's quintessential inventor--a scientific journal, penned and illustrated in his own hand; and among the most fascinating of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's manuscripts--his Final Farewell to Sherlock Holmes. The notebooks of history's greatest inventors are highly prized. Edison is especially desirable. While he produced many in his prodigious career, few remain in private hands. In this, among the final of his career, he documents his search for an alternative to rubber. "Edison's secretary frequently wrote and signed documents for the famous inventor," according to Freeman's specialist David Bloom, "The document is remarkable because it is one of the few entirely in Edison's handwriting. This notebook will provide a rare opportunity to acquire a tangible piece of scientific history by a great American who changed h ... More
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Freeman's offers handwritten record of Thomas Alva Edison's last experiment: An alternative to rubber
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