Geek Fact for August 31st

In 1897
, Thomas Edison received a patent for the Kinetoscope, a device for producing moving pictures.

The kinetoscope could only be viewed by one person at a time. It was soon replaced by screen projectors, which showed the movie to a whole room of people at the same time.

Learn more at http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_kinetscp_1.html.

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