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31/08/1897 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope

The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. A process using roll film was first described in a patent application submitted in France and the U.S. by French inventor Louis Le Prince, the concept was also used by U.S. inventor Thomas Edison in 1889, and subsequently developed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson between 1889 and 1892.


  • Essentials 

  • Kinetoscope 

  • Development 

  • Going public 

  • Kinetophone 

  • Projecting Kinetoscopes