Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison

Biography

Edison was a genius ! Thomas Alva Edison, nicknamed "Al", was born February 11, 1847, in Ohio. Al did not attend public school for very long. He was homeschooled by his mother. Al always asked questions and was especially interested in science. He was first exposed to the telegraph as a newsboy on the railroad. Years later he developed the quadraplex telegraph machine. He continued to develop, invent and patent many more ideas that were useful in everyday life such as the phonograph, the electric vote recorder, the electric lightbulb and the storage battery for electric cars.He believed in hard and smart work and never gave up on his ideas. His most famous quote was " genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." For all his genius ideas and long-lasting achievements, Edison received a U.S. Congess medal. Edison died at the age of 84, on October 22, 1931.

Accomplishments

1868---Edison invents an electric vote recorder.1869---Edison develops the universal stock printer.1870---Edison moves to Newark, New Jersey to start a manufacturing and invention factory.1874---Edison develops a quadruplex telegraph.1877---Edison develops a carbon transmitter to improve the telephone and develops the phonograph.1879---Edison invents the working electric lightbulb.1886---Edison develops the kinetoscope for motion pictures.1900---Edison begins to work on the storage battery for electric cars.1927---Edison works on a natural rubber project for car tires.1928---Edison receives a special medal from the U.S. Congress.

Lasting Impact

Thomas Edison invented the quadraplex telegraph, the phonograph, the telephone transmitter, the kinetoscope, and of course, the electric light bulb. All of these are currently used today in every part of life such as music, motion pictures, communication and energy. He also developed the storage battery for the electric powered car, known as the hybrid car.

Citations

1. Who was Thomas Alva Edison ? by Margaret Frith2.Thomas Edison.com http://www.thomasedison.com

The Great Thomas Edison

Timeline

Thomas Edison was innovative, creative and determined. He never stopped asking questions and never gave up on his dreams.

1847---Edison was born in Milan, Ohio.1859---Tom Edison works as a railroad newsboy.1870---Edison moves to Newark, New Jersey to start a manufacturing and invention factory.1871---Edison marries Mary Stilwell.1874---Edison develops a quadruplex telegraph.1876---Edison moves to Menlo Park, a New Jersey based laboratory.1877---Edison develops a carbon transmitter to improve the telephone and develops the phonograph.1879---Edison invents the working electric lightbulb.1884---Edison's wife, Mary dies at the age of 29.1886---Edison marries his second wife, Mina.1886---Edison develops the kinetoscope for motion pictures.1900---Edison begins to work on the storage battery for electric cars.1927---Edison works on a natural rubber project for car tires.1928---Edison receives a special medal from the U.S. Congress.1931---Thomas Alva Edison dies at the age of 84.

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" ....Thomas Edison

Of genius, Edison said, "Sticking to it is genius!"

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