Design & Technology
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Famous In This Field
Born: February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio
Died: October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey
Best known for: Inventing many useful items including the phonograph and a practical light bulb
Thomas Edison may be the greatest inventor in history. He has over 1000 patents in his name. Many of his inventions still have a major effect on our lives today. He was also a business entrepreneur. Many of his inventions were group efforts in his large invention laboratory where he had many people working for him to help develop, build, and test his inventions. He also started many companies including General Electric, which is one of the biggest corporations in the world today.
What are Thomas Edison's most famous inventions?
Thomas Edison has the patents and credits for many inventions. Three of his most famous include:
The Phonograph - This was the first major invention by Edison and made him famous. It was the first machine that was able to record and playback sound.
Light Bulb - Although he did not invent the first electric light, Edison made the first practical electric light bulb that could be manufactured and used in the home. He also invented other items that were needed to make the light bulb practical for use in homes including safety fuses and on/off switches for light sockets.
The Motion Picture - Edison did a lot of work in creating the motion picture camera and helping move forward the progress of practical movies.
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