Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was nicknamed “Al” at an early age. At age 11, Edison moved to Michigan where he spent the remainder of his childhood.In 1870, Edison moved to New York City and improved the stock ticker. He also began working on the telegraph, and invented a version that could send four messages at once. Meanwhile, Edison married Mary Stillwell, had three children and moved his family to Menlo Park, New Jersey where he started his famous laboratory.

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1868 - Automatic Vote Recorder1874 - Telegraph 1877- Phonograph1897- Light Bulb1891 - Motion Picture Camera

Thomas Edison worked extremely hard and registered 1,093 patents. Edison continued to invent or improve products and make significant contributions to x-ray technology, storage batteries and motion pictures (movies). He also invented the world’s first talking doll. His inventions changed the world forever. They still influence the way we live today.

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