Although the Kinetoscopes were instantly successful

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Although the Kinetoscopes were instantly successful, trouble heated up when  competitors began pushing for the development of a screen projection camera and  Edison's relationship with Dickson deteriorated. Dickson left West Orange during the  summer of 1895 and went on to develop the first screen projection camera, the  Biograph. Edison's response was to enter into business with a new partner, Thomas  Armat, a Washington, D.C. realtor who had designed a projector named the Vitascope.  They entered into an agreement that had Edison marketing the Vitascope under his own  name. The projector debuted on April 23, 1896. Unfortunately, it quickly became clear that the motion picture business was going to be  a hot market. A large number of inventors were involved in the development of the  technology and there were a great many conflicting patent claims. By 1900 there were 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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