Essay on The Invention Of Thomas Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio on 11 February 1847. He died in Orange, New Jersey on 18 October 1931. It can be said that Thomas Edison was one of the most influential people of the 19th century. Thomas Edison was responsible for many inventions that influenced America to become a more modernized country. His inventions are some of the most important inventions to date. Some examples of his inventions are the Incandescent Light Bulb, Carbon Microphone, and the Kinetoscope or movie camera. Thomas Edison was a prism of history.
Thomas Edison had his father, Samuel Edison, to thank for his attitude towards life, science, and the world. Thomas Edison was taught to not accept any limits and to challenge himself. Thomas Edison had an entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve, he was selling newspapers and food to passengers on the local train. The invention of the telegraph was extremely exciting to him. He worked as a telegraph operator starting at the age of sixteen and worked his way up too being a wire service operator for Western Union, despite having a serious hearing problem. By 1867, he patented his first invention, an improvement to the duplex telegraph. In 1869, Thomas Edison decided to become a full time inventor by moving to New York then in 1876 he moved to Menlo Park, New Jersey. Menlo Park, New Jersey would become the site where most of his famous work was produced. After Thomas Edison died in 1931 he developed 1,093 patents, more than any other…

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