Person:Thomas Edison (1)

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Name Thomas Alva Edison
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 11 Feb 1847 Milan, Erie, Ohio, United States
Death[1][2][3] 18 Oct 1931 West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Burial[4] West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United StatesEdison National Historic Site


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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 a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", 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.

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, are the impacts of his inventions, because Edison not only invented things, his inventions established major new industries world-wide, notably, electric light and power utilities, sound recording and motion pictures. 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 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.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas A. Edison, in Ohio History Central.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas Edison, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
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  4. Thomas Alva Edison, in Find A Grave.