THOMAS A. EDISON
Check Signed, Thos. A. Edison, April 10, 1928, drawn on the account of the Edison Botanic Research Corporation at the East Orange New Jersey Savings Investment & Trust Company, made out to Parke Davis & Co. in the amount of $4.24.
Edison relocated his research facilities to West Orange in 1887, constructing the vast Edison Botanic Research Corporation, the world's most complete research laboratory and the forerunner of modern research and development labs with teams of workers systematically investigating problems. Edison ran the Edison Botanic Research Corporation until his death in 1931. In his lifetime, he took out some 1,093 patents and was generally considered the most useful man in America.
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