Patent for First Movie a Hit

October 17, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Edison's Optical Phonograph, Creator of the First Movie. Photo courtesy of

October 17, 1888

Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph, the first movie, with images only 1/32 inches wide. Edison’s claim is that it will ‘do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.’

We should all go out this evening for dinner and a movie to commemorate!

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