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Although there have been many exciting inventions that have shaped the course of the electrical industry, none has been more significant than Thomas Edison's incandescent candle (light bulb) in 1879.
Fourteen years later, Thomas Edison unveiled his new invention to the world in Chicago, Illinois at the Columbian Exposition of 1893. That summer, Mr. Edison and a crew of several hundred men constructed a network of over 92,000 incandescent lamps that lit up the mid-western night and brightened the shores of Lake Michigan. Working with Thomas Edison that evening was a young Irish Immigrant named Samuel Suffrin Garvin. Like many immigrants in the late 1800's Sam had left the poverty of his homeland to seek prosperity in the United States.