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Slowly, Edison matured as an operator, eventually rising in the ranks to be given the title  of first-class operator. Though he was better paid, he did not stop being fired from jobs  for experimenting when he should have been working. More importantly though, he also  matured as an experimenter. He immersed himself in scientific and technological  literature and began to keep notebooks with his comments and drawings. 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.
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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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