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🎙 "Mr. Edison Has Invented Too Many Things" - The New York Times, 1878 Pessimists Aloud

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'THE AEROPHONE' - The New York Times, March 25, 1878, Page 4 • 🤳🗞 VIEW IN AR: https://bit.ly/3uMHcGZ

In 1878 The New York Times wrote a scathing article on Thomas Edison and his little known invention the 'Aerophone' (a giant megaphone.) The piece began "Something ought to be done to Mr. Edison, and there is a growing conviction that it had better be done with a hemp rope" joking some wanted to him hanged, it went on to say "Mr. Edison has invented too many things" A year later Thomas Edison would perfect the incandescent lightbulb, his most famous and consequential breakthrough.

'THE AEROPHONE' - The New York Times, March 25, 1878, Page 4 • 🤳🗞 VIEW IN AR: https://bit.ly/3uMHcGZ

In 1878 The New York Times wrote a scathing article on Thomas Edison and his little known invention the 'Aerophone' (a giant megaphone.) The piece began "Something ought to be done to Mr. Edison, and there is a growing conviction that it had better be done with a hemp rope" joking some wanted to him hanged, it went on to say "Mr. Edison has invented too many things" A year later Thomas Edison would perfect the incandescent lightbulb, his most famous and consequential breakthrough.

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