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Edison Primary Batteries, Inc. signed by Thomas A. Edison - 1923 dated Autograph Stock Certificate

Inv# AG2571   Stock
State(s): New Jersey
Years: 1923
Color: Green, Brown and Black

Stock issued to Thomas A. Edison Incorporated and signed by Thos A. Edison as president. Certificate #8!


Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) had a late start in his schooling due to childhood illness. His mind often wandered which soon ended Edison’s three months of formal schooling. His mother had been a school teacher in Canada and happily took over the job of schooling her son. She encouraged and taught him to read and experiment. He recalled later, "My mother was the making of me.”  Partially deaf since adolescence, he became a telegraph operator through a friend’s father. Edison's deafness aided him as it blocked out noises and prevented Edison from hearing the telegrapher sitting next to him.

One of his mentors during those early years was a fellow telegrapher and inventor named Franklin Leonard Pope, who allowed the then impoverished youth to live and work in the basement of his NJ home. Edison applied for his first patent, the electric vote recorder, on October 28, 1868. Thomas Edison began his career as an inventor in Newark, NJ with the automatic repeater and other improved telegraphic devices, but the invention which first gained Edison fame was the phonograph in 1877. It was so unexpected by the public at large as to appear almost magical. Read more at

Condition: Excellent

A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.

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