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...
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- William Dickson, Biograph. Edison, screen projection camera