1880 S$1 J-1645 PR66

Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 143810
Cert Number: 05504581
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In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for an improvement on the electric lamp, a pivotal moment in the evolution of electric lighting that would illuminate the world like never before. This innovation, patented on January 27, 1880, embodied the principles of the incandescent lamp, marking a significant leap toward the universal domestic use of electric light. Edison's invention was not the creation of the light bulb itself but rather an enhancement that made electric lamps practical, reliable, and safe for everyday use. With a focus on improving the filament, Edison experimented with various materials, ultimately finding that a carbonized bamboo filament could last over 1,200 hours. This discovery was instrumental in transitioning society from gaslight to the electric age, underscoring Edison's role not merely as an inventor of a bulb but as a pioneer of a comprehensive system that enabled widespread electric lighting. Beyond the bulb, Edison developed a suite of inventions that facilitated the distribution and practical use of electric light, including the development of the electric power distribution system exemplified by the creation of the Pearl Street Station in Manhattan. This holistic approach highlighted Edison's contribution to electric lighting, showcasing his ingenuity and the significant impact of his work on modern society.
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