A Quick Look at Thomas Alva Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847-- October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and entrepreneur. He developed numerous devices that substantially influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion photo cam, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. More considerable than the number of Edison's patents, are the impacts of his developments, due to the fact that Edison not just designed things, his innovations established major new markets world-wide, especially, electrical light and power utilities, sound recording and movement pictures. Edison's inventions contributed to mass communication and, in certain, telecoms. His sophisticated work in these fields was an outgrowth of his very early occupation as a telegraph operator. His very first power station was on Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York. Contents 1 Very early life 2 Telegrapher 3 Marriages and kids 4 Beginning his career 5 Menlo Park 5.1 Carbon telephone transmitter 5.2 Electric light 6 Electric power distribution 6.1 War of currents 7 Other creations and jobs 7.1 Fluoroscopy 7.2 Media innovations 8 West Orange and Fort Myers (1886-- 1931). 9 Last years and death. 10 Views on politics, religion and metaphysics. 11 Views on cash. 12 Awards. 13 Tributes. 13.1 Places and people called for Edison. 13.2 Museums and memorials. 13.3 Business bearing Edison's name. 13.4 Awards named in honor of Edison. 13.5 Other products named after Edison. 13.6 In popular culture. 14 See likewise. 15

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