A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak by Ronald K. Fierstein

By Ronald K. Fierstein

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This riveting biography from the yank Bar organization, visits the marvelous lifetime of Edwin Land, leap forward inventor. on the time of his loss of life, he stood 3rd at the checklist of our such a lot prolific inventors, at the back of basically Thomas Edison and one among Edison's colleagues. Land's most renowned success after all, was once the construction of a progressive movie and digicam procedure that can produce a photographic print moments after the image was once taken. The e-book takes you backstage of his discoveries, his triumphs, and in addition the defeats of this reclusive genius.

You'll study info of Land's involvement over 4 a long time with top-secret U.S. army intelligence efforts in the course of international conflict II and during the chilly battle within the carrier of 7 American presidents. also, you'll thrill to the compelling first-hand examine one in every of our nation's most vital felony battles over highbrow property—Polaroid as opposed to Kodak. This company and criminal fight is a narrative of virtually operatic size. What all started as a cooperative and collegial courting resulted in Kodak's betrayal. The clash resulted in an epic criminal conflict, a dramatic occasion for Land who, from the witness stand, in my view starred in a compelling court drama.

More than an easy biography, this interesting e-book is a biographical criminal mystery that's not to be overlooked!

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Land-Wheelwright would also issue a license under Land’s patents for Kodak to use the polarizer material for that purpose. Before a formal agreement could be entered, however, Land had to prove that his company could deliver its polarizer sheeting in sufficient quantity. Over that summer, Land was still able to produce only relatively small pieces at a time, the largest being only eight inches by eleven inches. Nonetheless, the quality of the 39 sample material delivered to Kodak proved to be satisfactory and, on November 30, a contract was finalized for Kodak’s purchase of polarizer material for $25,000 from LandWheelwright.

47 It was 59 a new experience for so many, rooted in Land’s childhood fascination with three-dimensional imagery. This burgeoning public interest was matched by recognition from the academic and scientific communities. The many awards and honors accorded to Land over his lifetime began to flow in this era. For example, the Franklin Institute, an organization and museum founded in 1824 to promote the mechanical arts, awarded him the Elliott Cresson Medal for 1938. 49 This one-time event in 1940 was organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the American patent system.

The many awards and honors accorded to Land over his lifetime began to flow in this era. For example, the Franklin Institute, an organization and museum founded in 1824 to promote the mechanical arts, awarded him the Elliott Cresson Medal for 1938. 49 This one-time event in 1940 was organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the American patent system. A committee of scientists, headed by Karl T. Compton, the president of MIT, headed the selection committee, and chose the recipients from an initial list of more than 1,000 nominees.

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