Thomas Alva Edison: The Invention Of Thomas Edison

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Do you ever wonder how many times you use a light bulb? Do you ever think how your life would be without light bulbs? Well, without the invention of the light bulb, our lives would be completely different than it is today. Furthermore, just by the help of most of the oddly shaped, wired figures have helped a vast variety of people to conquer the day and we hardly even realize it. The light bulb was invented somewhere in the 1800s by a man named Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison is one of the most powerful human beings who ever lived. Without his creation of the light bulb, the world would possibly not be where it is today. Thomas Alva Edison is one of the greatest American inventors. He was born on February 11th, 1847 in Milah, Ohio. He attended…show more content…
He invented the "talking machine" by accident while working on telegraphs and telephones. The first words he recorded were "Mary Had A Little Lamb". Scientist began trying to invent a source of light for people to use instead of candles and gaslights, but gaslights were smelly and smoky. Edison was sure that he could create a source of light that was safe, mild, and inexpensive electrical light for everyone to use. Edison needed the right type of wire that would produce good light source through it. He sent people in the Amazon and forests of Japan to try to find the right type of wire material. Edison tested over 6,000 vegetable growths (bay wood, boxwood, hickory, cedar, flax, and bamboo) as wire material. Edison spent $42,000 and tried 1,200 different experiments until in 1879 he finally succeeded. He made a light bulb using carbonized filaments from cotton thread. Carbonized thread is ordinary cotton sewing thread that has been burned to an ash. The light bulb burned for two days. The electric light took the greatest amount of time and required the most complicated experiments of all his experiments. Teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive." Now Thomas Edison proved them all wrong with his…show more content…
His invention is still prospering and getting better. Thomas Edison was a great very brilliant man who changed the world with his inventions. Without Thomas Edison it possibly would have taken a while for people to invent a type of light source. Thomas Edison went through many downfalls, one being the amount of time it took him to create the light bulb. He also with through many achievements, like people around the world started buying light bulbs and the awards that were given to him. "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000
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