The Life of Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor well known for his renowned invention ‘’The Light Bulb’’. This articles boards the life of Thomas Edison. He is known to all of us we can see him in every house when we see a light bright in room at night. This article will focus on his invention and some important fact about Thomas Edison. This discussion will make you fascinated and widen your the range of your thoughts.


He was born in Milan, Ohio on February 11, 1847, and died in West Orange, New Jersey on October 18,18931. He was the one who has a record of 1,903 patents. He created the first research laboratory. Apart from being an inventor, e was a well-renowned businessman and manufacturer. From 1863 to 1867 he traveled through the Midwest as an itinerant telegrapher. During these years he read widely, studied and experimented with telegraph technology, and generally acquainted himself with electrical science

Early Life

Thomas Alva Edison was born to Sam and Nancy. Edison was the youngest of all the seven children. He was poor in health when he was young. His father was an exiled activist and his er was a school teacher. Edison had scarlet fever which affected his hearing. He used to sell newspapers when he was twelve. But later started publishing his own newspaper called as ”Grand Trunk Herald”.He was a famous inventor of the history. Hos middle name was Alva and his family called him ”Al”. His had two sons and their name were ”Dot” and ”Dash”. He was deaf because of the scarlet disease. He had a record of 1093 patents.


In 1871 Edison married a sixteen-year-old girl, Mary Stilwell. She was an employee and worked under his assistance, They had three children Marion, Thomas, and William. In 1884 March Mary died of brain tumor. Later he married Mina Miller.

Invention Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison not only invented the bulb but also invented various things. Though he was poor when born but he didn’t die as a or man. He made history and marked his era as the era of the invention of Edison. or a long time, it was the essential exploration office for the Edison lighting organizations, and Edison invested the greater part of his energy in that work. In 1888 and 1889, he focused for a while on another form of the phonograph that recorded on wax chambers. Edison worked with William Dickson from 1888 to 1893 on a movie camera. In spite of the fact that Edison had consistently had exploratory aides, this was the most clear occurrence of a co-development for which Edison got sole credit.
In 1887 Edison additionally came back to probes the electromagnetic division and centralization of second rate iron and gold metals, work he had started in 1879. During the 1890’s he assembled a full-scale plant in northern New Jersey to process iron mineral. This endeavor was Edison’s most striking business disappointment.

Menlo Park

Menlo Park is in New Jersey, he built his research labs in this park. This was the first institution with the purpose of inventing and innovating. There were many people were working in Menlo Park. These people were inventors too and did a lot of work on the ideas of Edison and converted his ideas into inventions known to all ages and eras.


This was the first major invention by Edison that made him famous. The photograph was the first machine which was able to playback and record sound.

Light Bulb

Edison did not invent the first electric light, instead, he made the first practical electric light bulb that could be manufactured and used in the home. He also invented other items like that were needed to make the light bulb practical for use in homes like safety fuses and on-off switches for light sockets that change the world.

The Motion Picture

He did much work in developing the motion picture camera and help to move forward the progress of practical movies.

Famous Quotes

Some of his famous quotes are as follows:

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

He was the best-renowned man. He was famous for his works. He suffered throughout his life yet he never gave up and continued his quest for invention and innovation. He is one of legends who will be remembered always.

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