(Milan , Ohio, February 11, 1847 – West Orange , New Jersey, October 18, 1931 ) was an American businessman and a prolific inventor who patented more than a thousand inventions ( during adulthood was an invention fortnightly ) and helped give both United States and Europe, the technology profiles of the contemporary world: the power generation, a viable phone system, phonograph, etc.
A number of Masonic records were manufactured by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. on disc and cylinder format in the first three decades of the 20th Century. They were undoubtably meant to be played on phonographs by Lodges that could not furnish live music for degree work. These recordings are a treasure from an earlier time.
Thomas Alva Edison Recordings