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" I had just finished working on the carbon-button telephone, and this electric-light idea took possession of me. It was easy to see what the thing needed: it wanted to be subdivided. The light was too bright and too big. What we wished for was little lights,... "
Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life - Page 101
by Francis Arthur Jones - 1908 - 362 pages
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Historic Inventions

Rupert Sargent Holland - Inventions - 1911 - 295 pages
...needed : it wanted to be subdivided. The light was too bright and too big. What we wished for was litt'a lights, and a distribution of them to people's houses...accomplished unless each light was independent of every other. Now it was plain enough that they could not burn in series. Hence they must burn in multiple...
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Historic Inventions

Rupert Sargent Holland - Inventions - 1911 - 295 pages
...a certain sum of money a week and employed a certain number of men, and we went ahead to see whs.t we could do. " We soon saw that the subdivision never...accomplished unless each light was independent of every other. Now it was plain enough that they could not burn in series. Hence they must burn in multiple...
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 5

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...that time Wallace and Moses G. Farmer had succeeded in getting ten or fifteen lamps to burn'together in a series, which was considered a very wonderful...accomplished unless each light was independent of every other. Now it was plain enough that they could not burn in series. Hence they must burn in multiple...
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