MAY WE RECOMMEND -- Edison's Research on the Pull of Gravity


Edison's Research on the Pull of Gravity

A look at historic research

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

Thomas Edison's research on gravity

Thomas Alva Edison may be best remembered for his engineering and development work on the light bulb, sound recording, and a perhaps, group psychology . History books seldom devote space to Edison's research on the phenomenon of gravity. This brief film from 1897 documents some of the gravity research performed in Edison's laboratory.

If you have a fairly fast Internet connection, take your choice of these formats for viewing the research:

Real Media Gravity

MPEG (approx 4 meg) Gravity

Quicktime Gravity

(Thanks to the Library of Congress for making this film available.)

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