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Thomas Edison's Inventions

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Thomas Edison and his inventions
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 iridescent light bulb, carbon microphone, and the Kinetoscope or movie camera. Thomas Edison was a prism of history.
Thomas Edison’s father, Samuel Edison, had him to thank for his attitude towards life, science, and the world. Thomas Edison was taught to not accept any limits and to challenge
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The demonstration of the Incandescent light bulb was held in downtown New York City, New York at financier J.P Morgan’s office. The incandescent light bulb had instantly spread throughout the majority of the American homes and offices. The first incandescent light bulb used a carbon base inside a glass bulb until it became hot to produce a glow, (CITE). Many of the first designs were burning up quickly due to a poor vacuum design. Gas companies once dominated the industry were having a difficult time promoting the arc lamp due to the new invention of the Incandescent light bulb, (CITE). By the year 1892, the distribution of electric power replaced the gas setup, which had formally set up throughout the cities and the majority of the…show more content…
The movie camera was developed during the height of his career; sometime referred to as the Kinetoscope, an early motion picture device from the Greek word Kinesis, (CITE). In 1888, Thomas Edison began working on the Kinetoscope. Using the income from his technological inventions, Thomas Edison built the largest and most advanced laboratory at the time in West Orange, New Jersey. Edison and his staff of scientists and skilled craftsmen began working on the Kinetoscope. During the production of the Kinetoscope, Edison attended a lecture in Orange, New Jersey with photographer Edward Muybridge to discuss stop action photographs of animals in motion. Edison later invited Mr. Muybridge to his laboratory where Thomas Edison learned how to create the illusion of still life photos into
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