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  • Development Of A Practical Electric Light Bulb
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    Edison, Thomas Alva, American inventor, whose development of a practical electric light bulb, electric generating system, sound-recording device, and motion picture projector had profound effects on the shaping of modern society. Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, on February 11, 1847. He attended school for only three months, in Port Huron, Michigan. When he was 12 years old he began selling newspapers on the Grand Trunk Railway, devoting his spare time mainly to experimentation with printing pres...
  • Westinghouse And Edison
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    Edison's Portrayal dreamer, an inventor, and above all, Thomas Edison was an ambitious and ruthless businessman who manifested the deep determination to take over the electricity market. Edison's portrayal in Moran's book "The Executioner's Current" holds much more realistic and in depth aspects of his personality, than shown in the short excerpt, "They Transformed the World" pertaining to "America's greatest change-makers". On top of being an inventor, as shown in the excerpt, Moran's portrayal...
  • Back To Al's Mother
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    On February 11, 1847 Thomas Alva Edison was born to Samuel and Nancy Edison in the tiny back room of their quaint brick house. The family lived in the canal village of Milan, Ohio, where Samuel was a successful wooden shingle manufacturer and Nancy was a retired school teacher. Known as "Al" in his youth, Edison was the youngest of four children. His mother had given birth to six before Al, three of which were sickly and died in infancy. This, coupled with the fact that he was the "very image of...
  • Few Of Edison's Many Inventions
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    As the end of the 20th century becomes closer each day, some of us will think back of the good times and memories they " ve had. Some of us may even think of the great leaders or people that have impacted their lives and the world. People such as Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or maybe even Bill Clinton are a few of the many people that might cross your mind. There is one person you will know for sure before you leave here today because he was considered the greatest inventor in history. E...
  • Edison's Greatest Inventions
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    Thomas Alva Edison was born in Mila, Ohio in 1847. Seven years after he was born Edison and his family moved right here in Michigan. Here he attended school for only three months. This being his only form of public education. After these three months, his mom continued on teaching him things such as reading, writing, and math. Along with all of these subjects, she also read to him a lot and taught him some English literature, including things from Shakespeare, Dickens and others. When he turned ...
  • Edison Electric Light Company In 1878
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    Thomas Alva Edison was one of America's most important and famous inventors. Edison invented and improved upon things that changed our world. Some of the things he invented, he did by himself. Some he did with other people. Just about all his inventions are still around today and are commonly used. Thomas Edison is was an individual whose actions have made a significant contribution to life in America. "In 1868 Edison made his first patented invention, the Electrical Vote Recorder" (Silverberg 4...
  • Edison's Involvement In The Inventions
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    Thomas Alva Edison was a notable inventor of his time and greatly affected the social, economical, and political world of the early 1900's. His impact was clearly seen through the rapid integration of the inventions that he promoted. Aside from the controversy about his methods of obtaining and promoting inventions, Edison was an impressive figure, and his advocacy of new technologies improved life in many ways. Widespread use of inventions such as the phonograph and the vitascope drastically ch...

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