Edison’s Electric Pen

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A hand is seen writing on a stencil with Edison's electric pen connected to a wet cell battery
Edison's electric pen.
(P. 249.)

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A hand is seen writing on a stencil with Edison’s electric pen connected to a wet cell battery. Edison’s electric pen was a device used for duplicating handwritten or hand-drawn documents.

The caption reads in the original French: Plume électrique d’Edison, avec sa pile.

Caption taken from the English edition titled Popular scientific recreations in natural philosophy, astronomy, geology, chemistry. London: Ward, Lock, and Co., n.d. [ca. 1882].

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