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THOMAS A. EDISON PLAQUE

A sculpted relief wall hanging plaque of the great inventor Thomas A. Edison. Also features some of his inventions.
Approx. 14" x 16." in a bronze patina finish.
Signed and dated by Artist Robert Toth for its collectable value.

EDISON PLAQUE   - Price: $375.00

Thomas Edison's quote:
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work"

Edison an American inventor who patented more than a thousand inventions, among them the microphone, the phonograph, and the Kinetoscope. His most significant contributions, however, were his development of the first commercially practical incandescent lamp and in New York City he designed and installed the world's first central electric power plant.

The artist Robert R. Toth collaborated with the inventor's son, Theodore Edison, when creating the likeness. Around 1975, Toth met Theodore Edison, the last surviving Edison son, who helped Toth develop his portrait bust of Thomas Edison. This sculpture has been displayed at the Edison Historic Site, West Orange, NJ

Toth received a letter from Ann Wilke, Edison's grandniece.
Dear Robert;

We are absolutely thrilled to have both your sculpture and wall plaque of my 'Great Uncle Tom' standing on and hanging above our 1929 Edison Light-O-Matic, Model C-4 Radio with Electric Phonograph.

Your bust always stood on Uncle Ted's desk...Uncle Ted obviously treasured it, or he would not have kept it on his desk, as it is an excellent likeness. Uncle Ted was always very particular about having 'things Edison' about his father absolutely correct.

Toth sold a sculpture of Thomas Edison to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.


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