Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison

Biography Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931)

Important American inventor and businessman

Also called Thomas Edison.
Was born on 11 feb 1847.
Died on 18 oct 1931, at 84 years old.
Origin country United States
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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison was raised in the American Midwest; early in his career he worked as a telegraph operator, which inspired some of his earliest inventions. In 1876, he established his first laboratory facility in Menlo Park, New Jersey, where many of his early inventions were developed. He later established a botanic laboratory in Fort Myers, Florida in collaboration with businessmen Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, and a laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey that featured the world's first film studio, the Black Maria. He was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as patents in other countries. Edison married twice and fathered six children. He died in 1931 of the complications of diabetes.
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Thomas Alva Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain...

Quote by Thomas Alva Edison about violence, weakness, time
Thomas Alva Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is...

Quote by Thomas Alva Edison about chance, work, people
Thomas Alva Edison

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

Quote by Thomas Alva Edison about idea, value
Thomas Alva Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent...

Quote by Thomas Alva Edison about genius, inspiration