Thomas A. Edison Commemorative Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.3396
Date: 
1929
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "J[trademark symbol]R/S" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing clothed bust of Thomas Edison facing right with inscription at lower right of field: "EDISON." Reverse contains inscription: "1879 1929/EDISON PIONEERS/'THE LIGHT ONCE LIT/SHALL NEVER DIM,/BUT THROUGH ALL TIME/SHALL HONOR HIM.'/R.R.BOWKER/OCTOBER 21ST."
Gallery Label: 
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time. He exerted a tremendous influence on modern life, contributing inventions such as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, as well as improving the telegraph and telephone. During his life, he acquired 1,093 patents. As well as being an inventor, Edison was also a successfull manufacturer and businessman, marketing his inventions to the public.
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Creative: Tronvig Group