Edison actually assigned the project to William Dickson

Edison actually assigned the project to William Dickson -...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Edison actually assigned the project to William Dickson, a young man working in the West Orange facility. Dickson first propped up pictures on a rotating cylinder as a crude projection device. This did not prove successful until he stumbled upon the use of celluloid film. Celluloid film was first invented by George Eastman, the inventor of the Kodak camera. Dickson added perforations to the edge of the strip to allow it to pass through a projection device. This breakthrough allowed for the development of the first motion picture camera and projector. After Dickson developed the basic technology, Edison worked with him to perfect the sound reproduction and image quality. He filed a patent for the Kinetograph, used to take pictures, and the Kinetoscope, used for viewing pictures, in 1891. Although he was busy with the ore-milling project and did not get a chance to effectively market and...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online