Thomas Edison - Thomas Edison History of His Life Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman He developed many devices that greatly

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Thomas Edison
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History of His Life 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 . Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", [1] he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory . [2] Edison was a prolific inventor , holding 1,093 US patents in his name , as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. More significant than the number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities , sound recording , and motion pictures all established major new industries worldwide. Edison's inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker , a mechanical vote recorder , a battery for an electric car , electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures . His advanced work in these fields was an outgrowth of his early career as a telegraph operator. Edison developed a system of electric-power generation and distribution [3] to homes, businesses, and factories – a crucial development in the modern industrialized world. His first power station was on Pearl Street in Manhattan , New York. [3] He has been described as America’s greatest inventor. [
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Early life Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, and grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. He was the seventh and last child of Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804–1896, born in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia ) and Nancy Matthews Elliott (1810–1871, born in Chenango County, New York). [5] His father, the son of a Loyalist refugee, had moved as a boy with the family from Nova Scotia, settling in southwestern Ontario (then called Upper Canada ), in a village known as Shewsbury, later Vienna , by 1811. Samuel Jr. eventually fled Ontario because he took part in the unsuccessful Mackenzie Rebellion of 1837.
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