Thomas Edison Summary

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  • 2 Student Essays
  • 7 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (7)

698 words, approx. 3 pages
Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 American Inventor Thomas Alva Edison is perhaps the most famous inventor in American history. He held a world record 1,093 patents for inventions such as the incandescent ... Read more
199 words, approx. 1 pages
Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the phonograph in 1878 and the incandescent light bulb in 1879, is considered to be one of America's most creative minds. He is t... Read more
1,388 words, approx. 5 pages
Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931) Thomas Alva Edison was a master of combining ideas into working systems and overcoming technical hurdles that seemed insurmountable. He developed the notion of using te... Read more
2,031 words, approx. 7 pages
Edison, Thomas Alva Inventor and entrepreneur Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931) was born in Milan, Ohio, on February 11, and became the most prolific inventor in U.S. history, with a record 1,093 pa... Read more
1,060 words, approx. 4 pages
Edison, Thomas Alva (1947–1931) Thomas Alva Edison, is the archetype of American ingenuity and inventiveness. He played a critical role in the early commercialization of electric power. He desi... Read more
3,299 words, approx. 11 pages
Thomas Edison Born February 11, 1847 (Milan, Ohio) Died October 18, 1931 (West Orange, New Jersey) Inventor Entrepreneur Thomas Edison was a legendary figure in his lifetime, and even decades after hi... Read more
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Thomas Edison and the Amusement World In "inventing" modern motion pictures, Thomas Alva Edison and William Kennedy Laurie Dickson developed a complex communications system-not a single invention but ... Read more