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Thomas Edison and his colleague William Dickson experimented in photography with 35mm film under the hypothesis of visually capturing people and objects in motion. Edison and Dickson were successful in their business venture and filed their first patent in 1891, over 127 years ago. Research depicts that the initial patent of 35mm film was as early as 1908 but was not for sale to the public until approximately 1913. Thomas Edison hypothesized the idea by slicing 70mm film intermediary and attaching the perforated cut-out to the projection of the spool, propelling the two-wheel mechanisms inside the camera. 35mm film was deemed as one of the most inexpensive and commonly used films to date.

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