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This scrapbook covers the period 1892-1900, with one additional item from 1909, and contains clippings about a variety of subjects. Included are newspaper interviews and profiles of Edison and his son, Thomas A. Edison, Jr. There are also clippings about Edison's kinetoscope and his plans for combining that invention with the phonograph; litigation involving Edison and the North American Phonograph Co.; Edison's relations with the General Electric Co.; and his iron ore concentration plant at Ogden, New Jersey. Other items pertain to aerial navigation; bicycles and the invention of the bicycle speedometer; x-ray experiments; and new uses for the automobile. Additional clippings relate to Nikola Tesla; the accidental death by electrocution of Franklin L. Pope, inventor and editor of The Telegrapher; the international competition for the "world's fastest train"; and organizational changes at Drexel, Morgan & Co. Also included are advertisements from incandescent lamp manufacturers; passenger lists from transatlantic crossings; and invitations to meetings of professional societies and to social events The spine is labeled "1895-1896" and "H 3204 to ." The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 150 pages have been used. The clippings are individually numbered 3203-3539. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.