Edwin Holmes

Edwin Holmes was the inventor of the first burglar alarm system. He began as a manufacturer of hoop skirts in New England. By the early 1850s he went into the manufacture of electric alarms. He developed a bell that rang if a window or door was opened and sold the system to wealthy homeowners in crime-ridden New York City.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES17486
Photographer:
C. D. Fredricks
Height:
9184px
Width:
5424px
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