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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a famous American inventor (1847-1931). He is widely regarded as the greatest inventor who has ever lived. He singly, or jointly, held a world record 1,093 patents. In addition, he created the world's first industrial research laboratory. In his lifetime, he played a critical role in introducing the modern age of electricity. "From his laboratories and workshops emanated the phonograph, the carbon-button transmitter for the telephone speaker and microphone, the incandescent lamp, a revolutionary generator of unprecedented efficiency, the first commercial electric light and power system, an experimental electric railroad, and key elements of motion-picture apparatus, as... Read more →