Thursday, 18 April 2013

Description Thomas Alva Edison

THOMAS ALVA EDISON: Thomas Alva Edison was a famous American inventor and businessman, he was famous for making many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. He was a Leader because he inspired people to never give up and now we have lighting for our streets our houses and our countries. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan and died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange. Thomas Edison grew up in Port Huron, he was the seventh child and the last. Thomas Edison's parents were Samuel Ogden Edison Jr, and Nancy Matthews Elliott. Thomas Edison went to school for three months, the teacher claimed that Edison was “addled” or simple-minded, This comment led Thomas' mother to remove him from school and from that point, he was home-schooled by his mother Thomas Edison had many challenges with making the light bulb, he tried thousands of times to perfect the light bulb and never gave up. Thomas Edison's inspirations were Henry Woodward. Thomas Edison fears were cats and he was also afraid of the dark. Thomas Edison had a large and talented staff, working full time at Menlo Park. Men like Nikola Tesla had worked for Edison, but left his employ when he felt that Edison neither appreciated or rewarded his innovations. Thomas Edison was issued 1,093 patents, some of Thomas Edison's biggest achievements were the electric light bulb, the storage battery the kinetoscope, the electric generators the sound microphone and many more. His biggest strengths were inventing and creating and thinking of things outside of the box. Some of Thomas Edisons influences were Matthew Evans, Moses G. Farmer, Joseph swan and one of his biggest influences was Thomas Edison mother Nancy Elliott . Thomas Alva Edison was inspirational, he was creative he was life changing, he was imaginative and wondering, he was open minded and selfless and he had perseverance. Thomas Alva Edison has changed life for everyone in the world today, he has inspired thousands of inverters to be ambitious and if it doesn't work the first time, to be determined and to keep trying. Without the inventions of Thomas Alva Edison, we wouldn't have the technology we have today.

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