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" Well, we sent out and bought some cotton thread, carbonized it, and made the first filament. We had already managed to get pretty high vacua, and we thought, maybe, the filament would be stable. We built the lamp and turned on the current. It lit up,... "
Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life - Page 102
by Francis Arthur Jones - 1908 - 362 pages
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Historic Inventions

Rupert Sargent Holland - Inventions - 1911 - 295 pages
...all sorts of shapes and things to make a filament that would stand. We tried silicon and boron, aid a lot of things that I have forgotten now. The funny...1879. We sat and looked, and the lamp continued to burn, and the longer it burned the more fascinated we were. None of us could go to bed, and there was...
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 5

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...do. We soon saw that the subdivision never could be accomplished unless each light was independent of every other. Now it was plain enough that they could...wanted to see how long it would burn. The problem was solved—if the filament would last. The day was—let me see —October 21, 1879. We sat and looked,...
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Makers of Our History

John Thomson Faris - United States - 1917 - 387 pages
...cotton thread, carbonized, gave good results. The inventor told in The Electrical Review what followed : We sat down and looked at that lamp. We wanted to...would last. The day was — let me see — October 2 1 , 1879. . . . The lamp continued to burn, and the longer it burned the more fascinated we were....
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