Facts about Thomas Edison

Facts about Thomas Edison, Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

One of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison exerted a tremendous influence on modern life, contributing inventions such as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, as well as improving the telegraph and telephone.

Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Edison Invention which changed the world

His inventions included the phonograph, the carbon-button transmitter for the telephone speaker and microphone, the incandescent lamp, the first commercial electric light and power system, an experimental electric railroad, and key elements of motion-picture equipment.

Five great invention by Edison

  1. Incandescent Bulb – I have not failed, i have found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
  2. Electricity
  3. Phonograph
  4. Motion Picture Camera
  5. Alkaline Batteries

His teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.

Edison Telegraph Ticker
Edison Telegraph Ticker

Who invented Phone ? Edison or Graham bell

Edison’s phonograph machine on display. The Carbon Microphone (1877-78) — Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone, but it was Edison who invented a microphone that turned the telephone from a promising gadget into an indispensible machine with real, practical applications.

Did u know ?

At thirteen he took a job as a newsboy, selling newspapers and candy on the local railroad that ran through Port Huron to Detroit. He seems to have spent much of his free time reading scientific, and technical books, and also had the opportunity at this time to learn how to operate a telegraph.

Edison battery car
Edison battery car

Edison’s car invention

Back in 1912, Thomas Edison, the mastermind behind the lightbulb, set out with plans to reinvent the automobile. Edison envisioned a vehicle driven by electricity, but first, the battery had to be invented. Edison built three prototype electric cars in 1912 to showcase his battery technology.

First use of Electricity

In 1882 Edison helped form the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York, which brought electric light to parts of Manhattan. But progress was slow. Most Americans still lit their homes with gas light and candles for another fifty years. Only in 1925 did half of all homes in the U.S. have electric power.

Electric Vote Recorder
Electric Vote Recorder

Edison was taken out of school

Thomas Edison was a sick boy as a child and a slow learner. … His mother was a former school teacher and thought otherwise; She thought Edison needed proper guidance so that he would be confident and learn easily. His mother pulled him out of the school before he was expelled.

Edison invented Electric Vote Recorder

In 1868 at the age of 22, Edison patented his first invention, the electric vote recorder. A machine that allowed votes to be recorded automatically, which sped up the voting process.

Above all did Edison really invented the lightbulb ?

Well, Edison’s signature invention is the light bulb. Of course, Edison didn’t actually invent the incandescent bulb, something that the Oatmeal comic is quick to point out when it says “Edison didn’t invent the light bulb, he improved upon the ideas of 22 other men who pioneered the light bulb before him.

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Facts about Thomas Edison

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