Ohio man pays record $32K for signed Edison photo

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- An auction house says the owner of an Ohio plumbing company has paid a record price for an autographed photo of Thomas Edison.

David Grabowsky of Standard Plumbing and Heating of Canton tells The Repository (http://bit.ly/srb6Wn ) he relates to the ideals, passion and tenacity of the fabled inventor.

Grabowsky paid more than $32,000 last week in an online auction for a 100-year-old signed photo of Edison holding an alkaline battery. RR Auction, of Amherst, N.H., says the amount set a world record.

The photo will be displayed in a secure location.

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Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

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