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AS3219 American Business and Technology:
From the Armory System to Microsoft
Semester 1 2000-2001
Dr. Ian Gordon
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Lecture 3
Invention and New Products, Edison, Bell, and George Eastman, Industrial Design

Hughes, Thomas P. American Genesis: A Century Of Invention And Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970. New York: Viking, 1989. Chapter Two. NUS Library Holdings

Baldwin, Neil. Edison, Inventing the Century. New York: Hyperion, 1995. NUS Library Holdings
Brayer, Elizabeth. George Eastman: A Biography. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. NUS Library Holdings
Israel, Paul. Edison: A Life of Invention. New York: John Wiley, 1998. NUS Library Holdings
Grosvenor, Edwin S., Morgan Wesson, Robert V. Bruce. Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone. New York: Harry N Abrams, 1997. NUS Library Holdings
Meikle, Jeffrey L. Twentieth Century Limited: Industrial Design in America, 1925-1939. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1979. NUS Library Holdings
See also:
MIT's Invention Dimension
Wilkman, Nancy. The Edison Effect. New York: A & E Home Video, 1996. Videorecording. NUS Library Holdings
Edison's papers online
Edison patent application and drawing
Early movies and recordings by Thomas Edison's company.
Bell's papers online
Bell's patent application and drawing.
Kodak History:

For Venture Capitalist material see Forbes ASAP

Links will be added to the following after lectures:
Lecture Outline
Study Guide

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