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AS3219 American Business and Technology:
From the Armory System to Microsoft
Semester 1 2000-2001
Dr. Ian Gordon
AS7/02-29
Ph. 874 4694

Lecture 3
Invention and New Products, Edison, Bell, and George Eastman, Industrial Design

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

Additional:
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
View/Listen:
Early movies and recordings by Thomas Edison's company.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edhome.html
Bell's papers online
Bell's patent application and drawing.
Kodak History:
http://www.kodak.com/aboutKodak/kodakHistory/kodakHistory.shtml

For Venture Capitalist material see Forbes ASAP

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

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