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Thomas Edison. By Gemma Rate, Becky Dennis, Emily Yong and Susannah Lewis. Who was Thomas Edison. He was an American businessman and inventor. He was born in Milan, Ohio in 1847. He holds 1,097 U.S patents in his name. He died in 1931. Biography: Early life.

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Thomas edison

Thomas Edison

By Gemma Rate, Becky Dennis, Emily Yong and Susannah Lewis.


Who was thomas edison

Who was Thomas Edison

  • He was an American

    businessman and inventor.

  • He was born in Milan, Ohio

    in 1847.

  • He holds 1,097 U.S patents

    in his name.

  • He died in 1931.


Biography early life

Biography: Early life

  • Thomas Edison was the seventh and last child of his parents; Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. and Nancy Matthews Elliott.

  • Thomas Edison only received 3 months of official schooling, after that he was home schooled.

  • He became hard of hearing at the age of 12

  • His family moved to Port Huron in Michiganwhen the railroad bypassed Milan.

  • He became a telephone operator after he saved a boy named Jimmie Mackenziefrom being hit by a train.

  • Jimmie Mackenzie’s father trained him as a telephone operator after he saved his son.


Career and inventions

Career and Inventions

  • Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, which was the electronic vote recorder, on October 28, 1868.

  • He became an inventor in Newark, New Jersey andin 1877 invented the phonograph.

  • Edison invented the first commercially practical light.

  • In 1874 Thomas Edison invented the quadruplex telegraph that could send 4 telegraph signals over the same wire at the same time. The rights for this invention were later sold for $10,000.


List of some of edison s patents

List of some of Edison’s Patents

  • Electro-Magnets

  • Printing-Telegraphs

  • A Kinetoscope

  • An improved lightbulb

  • Electric Telegraphs

  • Dynamo or Magneto Electric Machine

  • Telephones


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