Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

Thomas Edison invented a light bulb.Thomas Edison was jealous of Tesla.He was born on February 11, 1847, Milan, OH and died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey. He died because of complications of diabetes

People often say Edison was a genius. He answered, "Genius is hardwork, stick-to-it-iveness, and common sense." when he was seven, the family moved to Michigan, where he lived till his childhood.

Continuing to improve his design, by November 1879, he filed for a U.S. patent for an electric lamp using “a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected … to platina contact wires”. The filament was made from a piece of carbonized thread. From coneption to invention, this is one of Thomas Edison's early light bulbs.

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb and the phonograph. He held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.

In his 84 years, Thomas Edison acquired a record number of 1,093 patents (singly or jointly) and was the driving force behind such innovations as the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb and one of the earliest motion picture cameras. He also created the world's first research laboratory.

Building upon Franklin's work, many other scientists studied electricity and began to understand more about how it works. For example, in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb and our world has been brighter ever since! But was Benjamin Franklin really the first person to discover electricity?

THOMAS A. EDISON LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Thomas Alva Edison Was Rather an inventor than a Scientist. With the creation of the light bulb, electric generating system, sound-recording device, motion picture projector, and his observations on the Edison Effect he helped to shape and accelerate the modern society.

Thomas Edison. Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


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