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With the auction will be sold to the first light bulb Thomas Edison

December 13 2006

Today in London can be sold to the first light bulb, which is made by Thomas Edison.

Its price will be not less than 600 thousand dollars, experts believe trading house Christie's.

In fact, this bulb is not the first, and one of the first. In 1890, the court dealt with the championship in the invention of incandescent lamp. Edison in the quality of evidence presented wooden box in which there were 13 light bulbs. Box persuaded judges, and after protracted litigation the case was closed. Edison has received judicial confirmation of its license to a light bulb and was officially recognized as its creator.

One of the assistants of the great inventor took the box himself, according to historians of science. He was 3 years ago discovered a home attic in the U.S.. And the light bulb, which is exhibited on auction, can still illuminate the room, because during the 116 years it lay perfectly safe, say experts.

Relic of the world science during the two days was put on public display in London. Echo Moskvy "

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