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 Bell And Tainter Pirates!

The Bells and Charles Tainter objectives was to market their copy of the phonograph apparatus as an office as a dictation machine equipment presenting it much the same way as we view tape recorders today. Of course, the whole the whole concept of their idea  enraged Thomas Edison was  when he found out about their intentions, Edison felt that Bell and Tainter Graphophones had basically stolen his idea! So much so, that when Graphophones makers asked him to pool their patents, Thomas Edison said he wanted nothing to do with Alexander Bell and his "pirates!" No one had even started selling recordings yet and the word "pirate" was already being used in relation to intellectual properties!



One may assumed that the word "pirate" was first coined by Hilary Rosen, but the brilliant Thomas Alva Edison got there first! All cit to Thomas Edison. At the time, Edison was busy with the rest of the team inventing new things on an almost daily basis such as light sockets, meters, insulation, fuses, switches, junction boxes, indicator panels! Thomas Edison fashioned over half dozen new electrical related business concerns!

General Electric Company Shares!

These new companies that Thomas Edison created was for the distribution of his newly created electrical products which he then later proceeded to merged them all together in 1889 in order to generate the Edison General Electric Company. Then about 1892 Edison's General Electric Company formed a merged with Thomson Houston Company which became known as General Electrics. soon after Thomas Edison sold his shares in General Electric to give himself more time to pursue other projects. By 1889, Edison and Columbia started to sell musical recordings, due to the invention of Lewis Glass of The Pacific Phonograph Company in San Francisco. Glass found that if you fitted the phonograph with a coin slot mechanism with listening tubes, it would be ideally suited for money making. The coin slot machine made the letting of the Phonographs and Graphophones applicable appliances to rent for a fee of $20.00 per year!

Drinking Saloons And Bars!

By 1893, the coin slot phonograph was populated all over the country from end to end through clever marketing practices. Several branches of the NACP were also positioned in Kansas, New Jersey and Chicago, which began producing melodious compositions, and distorted slapstick drawings pasted on cylinder records to fill the need of mountainous requests of orders coming that was frequently coming from such places that installed phonographs in public places and other places such as lounges, hostelry,

drinking saloons, bars, and railway stations! There wasn't was anywhere, where a phonograph could not be found, it was simply mayhem! This then was the naissance of the music recording industry. Between 1887 and 1891, Edison and his company took out more than 80 patents on improvements to the Phonograph, which became Thomas Edison's most favourable assignment. In 1889, he came up with the first experimental motion picture, April, 1894, the first "vantage point" Kinetoscope collection opened at 1155 Broadway in New York. Thomas Edison deliberately publicised an audacious proposal to manufacture electric light for consumers forecasting that oil lamps and gas lights would be outdated!




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