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After an aborted attempt to go to Brazil and work as a telegrapher

After an aborted attempt to go to Brazil and work as a telegrapher

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After an aborted attempt to go to Brazil and work as a telegrapher, Edison found himself  in Boston in the spring of 1868. He found a job in the Western Union office and began  frequenting the Court Street factory of Charles Williams, Jr., a telegraph manufacturer.  This factory was a meeting place for experimenters, and Edison was able to buy  equipment and exchange ideas with the others. It was at the factory that Edison  produced a working model of his first patented invention, the vote recorder. After the telegraph revolutionized communications in the United States, one of the  highest paid new professions after the Civil War was that of a telegraph operator. As a  new figure on the American scene, the "tramp telegrapher" took on romantic notions.  Young boys like Edison imagined a life of glamorous rootlessness and excitement. In  truth, there were few men who actually made their living this way. Those that did were 
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