The kinetoscope

8/31/1897

In 1891, Thomas A. Edison submitted a patent application for a kinetoscope, more commonly referred to today as a motion picture camera. Edison wanted to "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." Later, he submitted patent applications, like this one in 1902, improving his original design, in an effort to perfect his invention.

National Archives, Records of the Patent and Trademark Office


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