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Elliott H. Kone, American educator, inventor. Patentee highway safety items including Kone-Lite Highway pavement delineator, Apex Warning Systems, Flourescent Vests, automated parking and storage systems. Associate fellow New College, Oxford; Associate fellow Christ College, Cambridge; Associate fellow Quincy House, Harvard.


Kone, Elliott H. was born on September 23, 1920 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Samuel Charles and Anna Frances (Rosenberg) Kone.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1949. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1953. Postgraduate, New York University, 1957.


Founder, supervisor photographic department News Bureau Yale University, New Haven, 1946-1950, fellow Branford College, founder Audio Visual Center, 1950, director Audio Visual Center, 1952-1966, film producer, founder calendar and film series, founder Series Recorded Poets. President The Safe-Lite Company. Founder, president Traffic Standard, Inc., Astro Park Automated Parking.

Chairman General Safety Corporation. Director, public Readers Press, Inc., Dinosaur Press. Founder By-Word Museum individual guide and lecture system.

Co-founder, board directors Chester Electronic Laboratories, Inc. Founder Branford Industrial Park. Co-chairman Northeast Regional Audio Visual Leadership Conference.

Advisor education American College in Jerusalem. Board directors Group 9 Productions, Inc.


  • Patentee highway safety items including Kone-Lite Highway pavement delineator, Apex Warning Systems, Flourescent Vests, automated parking and storage systems.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Modern Teaching of Foreign Languages, 1959. Editor: Preparing for College Study, 1962, The Connecticut Story, 1962. Public: Children of Joy, 1975, Growth and Its Implications for the Future, 1975.

      Illustrator: Basic Swimming, 1953. Public, associate editor: The Black People of America, 1970. Vice president, producer: (television series) Mainstream.

      Contributor articles to professional publications. Producer numerous educational films, filmstrips, spoken, dramatic, concert and musical theater records.


Active Boy Scouts American. Advisory council, secretary, board directors Neighborhood Music School. Charter founder Recording For The Blind, Incorporated, New York Haven.

Member Yale University Alumni Board. Member committee New Haven Festival of the Arts. Co-founder of America Film and Video Festival.

Founder Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Guild of Yale University Carillonneurs. Chairman of committee performing arts Arts Council of Greater New Haven. President Association For The Theatre Arts, Inc.

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Yale Photograph Society (founder, past president, chief faculty adviser), Connecticut Audio Visual Education Association (past president, board directors, editor annual bulletin), Education Media Council, National Education Association (director division audio visual instruction), American Film and Video Association (president, past vice president, board directors), University Film Producers Association, American Federation Film Societies, National Association Educational Broadcasters, Association for Education Radio, Yale Glee Club Associates, Yale Film Association (charter), Yale School Drama Associates, Yale Friends of Music, Connecticut Opera Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Peabody Museum Associates, New Haven Symphony Associates, Alpha Phi Omega (past president, national presidential representative) Clubs: Yale (New York City, New Haven and Sarasota, Florida). Elizabethan (Yale University), Faculty (Yale University), The Mory's Association (Yale University).


Married Grace Ann Hays, December 29, 1962. Children: David H., Stephen E., Susanna L.

Samuel Charles Kone

Anna Frances (Rosenberg) Kone

Grace Ann Hays

David H. Kone

Stephen E. Kone

Susanna L. Kone