American inventor (1847-1931); invented or perfected many of the 20th century’s most ubiquitous devices, including the light bulb, the phonograph, and moving pictures.
Typed letter signed “Thos A. Edison”, February 18, 1927, “From The Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison Orange, NJ” stationery, in full:
My friends have helped to make my recent birthday a notable and pleasant one. Your message of congratulation and good-will was received and appreciated, and gives me the opportunity to greet and to thank you for your kind remembrance of the occasion.
In very good condition, edge wear. Fantastic umbrella signature.
The recipient, Paul John Kruesi, was the son of Edison’s right-hand man, John Kruesi, who was Edison’s head engineer and was responsible for making Edison’s inventions come to life.