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From 1863 to 1867 Edison drifted around the midwest as a

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From 1863 to 1867 Edison drifted around the midwest as a "tramp telegrapher." He  bounced along, moving through larger and larger cities, using his telegraphing jobs  mostly as laboratories for his experiments. He usually left these jobs when he was fired  for misbehaving on the job or failing to send and receive messages properly. It was at  one such job in Indianapolis, in 1864, that Edison produced what he called "his first  invention": a Morse repeater. The device slowed down the presentation of telegraph  messages coming in off the press wire so the operators could process all the copy. Slowly, Edison matured as an operator, eventually rising in the ranks to be given the title  of first-class operator. Though he was better paid, he did not stop being fired from jobs  for experimenting when he should have been working. More importantly though, he also  matured as an experimenter. He immersed himself in scientific and technological 
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