EDISON MANUFACTURING CO.

Edison Manufacturing Company (1893-1918)

“Formed to market products invented by Thomas Edison, it handled his motion picture and closely related phonograph business. In 1896, as the Kinetoscope business faltered, Edison appointed William Gilmore to manage the company. Gilmore took distribution out of the hands of independents like Raff & Gammon and Maguire & Baucus. Then Edison began a series of lawsuits to repress competitors. Patent suits dominated the American film market prior to W.W.I and kept Edison the predominant American film company during much of this period. Until recently aesthetic advancements made by Edison’s filmmakers have been overshadowed by accounts of the legal wrangling.” –Paul Spehr/Bruce Posner

8 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND
1906 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / 1S / 8' 22 / 28 €
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CONEY ISLAND AT NIGHT
1905 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 3' 17 / 21 €
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PICTURING A METROPOLIS II: TRICKS OF THE TRADE (1901-1905)
1901-1905 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 16' 10 / 48.3 €
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PICTURING A METROPOLIS I: EARLY VIEWS (NEW YORK CITY UNVEILED 1899-1905)
1899-1905 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 9' 16 / 35 €
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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
1902 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 8' 46 / 28 €
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CAPTAIN NISSEN GOING THROUGH WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS, NIAGARA FALLS
1901 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 2' 03 / 20 €
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  ANNABELLE DANCES AND DANCES (SERPENTINE AND BUTTERFLY DANCES)
1900 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / 1S / 5' 18 / 24.7 €
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PARIS EXPOSITION FILMS
1900 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 6' 48 / 28 €
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