Thomas Edison is a huge inspiration and created and made such great innovations. The innovations are practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A knowledgeable businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor who is one of America’s leading businessmen. Edison has beginnings to work as an inventor of the major technology, including the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb. He is credited today for helping to build America’s economy during the nation’s vulnerable early years.
The First Invention by Thomas Edison
There are many inventions but one of his inventions, the phonograph would record the spoken voice and play it back. When speaking into the receiver, the sound vibration of the voice would cause a needle to create indentations on a drum wrapped with tin foil. Many years beyond Edison would adopt cylinders and discs to permanently record music. The first recorded message was of Thomas Edison speaking “Mary had a little lamb”, which greatly delighted and surprised Edison and his staff when they first heard it played back to them.
Thomas Edison’s inventions included the telegraph, alkaline storage batteries and the Kinetograph (a camera for motion pictures), the phonograph, the first commercially practical incandescent electric light bulb, the universal stock ticker, During his lifetime, Edison received 1,093 U.S. patents and filed an additional 500 to 600 that were unsuccessful or abandoned. He made and executed his first patent for his Electrographic Vote-Recorder on October 13, 1868, at the age of 21. His last patent was for an apparatus for holding objects during the electroplating process.
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