An Image of Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, US

The invention that first brought Thomas Edison to notice was the phonograph in 1877 and after this invention, he came to be known as ‘The Wizard of Menlo Park’.

On February 19, 1878, Thomas Edison patented his tinfoil cylinder phonograph.

Edison’s major innovation was the first industrial research lab. It has been named Edison in his honor.

In 1877, Edison developed the carbon transmitter, a device that improved the audibility of the telephone

He was granted a patent for the light bulb in January 1880.

In his 84 years, Thomas Edison acquired a record number of 1,093 patents. Edison was also granted a patent for the motion picture camera or ‘Kinetograph’.

The American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison passed away from complications of diabetes on October 18, in the year 1931, aged 84.

Edison’s last breath was reportedly saved in a test tube.

In 2008, it was discovered that a French printer and bookseller Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville (April 25, 1817 – April 26, 1879) had recorded a 10-second clip of a human voice on April 9, 1860, singing a French song ‘Au Clair de la lune‘.

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