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Mr. Thomas Edison

Here’s an article, published in 1880, by Thomas Edison.

Question 1

Who was Edison?

Question 2

What information can you find out about him and why he would write an article called “The Success of the Electric Light” in 1880?

Question 3

Read Edison’s article. What claims does Edison make about the electric light?

Question 4

What kind of lighting is Edison talking about? What differences are there between this kind of light and others?

Question 5

Is there any reason, (a business interest perhaps?), that might have motivated some of the things that Edison wrote in the article?

Question 6

What difference, if any, does that make to how you assess Edison’s claims?

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