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" Edison stated that he was attempting to devise "an instrument which would do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, and that by the combination of the two all motion and sound could be recorded and reproduced simultaneously. "
Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life - Page 170
by Francis Arthur Jones - 1908 - 362 pages
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First Lessons in American History

Samuel Eagle Forman - United States - 1916 - 341 pages
...After Edison had invented the phonograph, he began to wonder if he could not invent a machine that would do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear a machine that would take pictures of moving objects, and then reproduce them in motion just as...
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Living Pictures: The Origins of the Movies

Deac Rossell - Performing Arts - 1998 - 188 pages
...showmen. Edison's one idea was memorably simple, and deceptively captivating: to make an instrument that would "do for the Eye what the phonograph does for the ear." Beyond this striking phrase, Edison seemed to have no idea of what to do with the machine he successfully...
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Film Editing: History, Theory and Practice: Looking at the Invisible

Don Fairservice - Performing Arts - 2001 - 347 pages
...peep-show accompaniment to the recorded sound that caused the Kinetoscope to be developed: a machine that, 'would do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear'. During the years that followed, successful attempts were made by inventors working in Britain and Europe...
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Great Souls: The Seven Rays at the Soul Level

Kurt Abraham - 2002 - 232 pages
...able to stay ahead or outdistance the others. Edison's intention was to develop an instrument "that would do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproducing things in motion." The first motion pictures were viewed by...
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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and ...

James Trager - Reference - 2010 - 944 pages
...Chicago, having filed a caveat with the Patent Office 10/17/1888 describing his idea for a device that would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." He filed for a patent 8/24/1891 (see 1894). ^ k First performances: Symphony No. 9 (From the New **...
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American Inventions: A History of Curious, Extraordinary, and Just Plain ...

Stephen Van Dulken - History - 2004 - 241 pages
...filed a "caveat" for the idea at the Patent Office in 1888 stating that he had an idea for an invention which would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear". A caveat was a device to ensure that the Patent Office was obliged to warn him of similar ideas being...
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Turning Points In Film History

Andrew J. Rausch - Performing Arts - 2004 - 261 pages
...Muybridge about his Zoopraxiscope and then filed for a patent on October 17, 1888, for a device that would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear" record and reproduce images.) Edison, however, saw the possibility of the motion picture as little...
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Before Hollywood: From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen

Paul Clee - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 188 pages
...with the Patents Office on October 17, 1888, outlining his plans for a machine that, in his words, would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." He called it the Kinetoscope. Dickson began the project by modeling his apparatus on the phonograph,...
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The Everything Filmmaking Book: From Script to Premiere -a Complete Guide to ...

Barb Karg, Jim Van Over - Performing Arts - 2007 - 304 pages
Filmmaking is a notoriously difficult field to break into - a script's chance of making it to production is a staggering 1 in every 140,000. But the millions of aspiring ...
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The Camera

Rebecca Stefoff - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 143 pages
...to Edison, but he did file a notice with the patent office that he intended to invent a device that would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." William Dickson, a photographer who worked for Edison, did much of the work of inventing the machine....
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