On August 31, 1897, the U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the Kinetograph to the Edison Manufacturing Company, home of prolific inventor Thomas Edison. The Kinetograph was the earliest reliable motion-picture camera.
The first clip filmed by the Kinetograph was "Fred Ott's Sneeze." It was five seconds long, and the title explains it all.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry inventor Noun
person who creates a new idea, machine, product, device, or process.
legal right to make or sell an invention.
dependable or consistent.
Thomas Edison Noun
(1847-1931) American inventor and businessman, best known for inventing the electric lamp.