Thomas Edison: A Great Innovator

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1. Attention Getter: Phonograph? Motion Picture? Who invented both of these things? Don’t know? How about light bulb? I guess all of you know the answer already, right? Yes, today I want to talk about is the one who invented the three things listed above, Thomas Edison, a great innovator. 2. Introduction: Edison full name was Thomas Alva Edison. He was born on 11 February 1847, in Milan, Ohio. But mostly his childhood spent at Port Huron, Michigan. He was the 7th and also the youngest child for Samuel and Nancy Edison. He only got three months of official education when he was a boy. Edison was then taught by his mother at home after he quitted from private school. This was actually had influenced Edison’s early life (Thomas…show more content…
Besides that, Edison was a systematic person. As a proof, when Edison was a boy, he love reading books at library and he always planned systematically which was starting reading the last book from the bottom shelf until he finished read the books in the stacks. Not only that, Edison was a boy who like asking “why” during his classes and this had caused his teacher so mad of him. This is why Edison only got three months of official education only. After he quitted from the official school, his mother started to teach him at home and this caused Edison interested in reading books then started self-education. He always mentioned that his mother was the one who made him to be success today. His mother was the one who influenced Edison so much when he was a boy (Beals…show more content…
Development of the phonograph was because when he was working on improved the telegraph transmitter, he found that the tape of machine sound like someone speaking when it performed in a high speed. This caused Edison had the concept to create something that could record sound. He first tried and attached a needle to the diaphragm of a telephone receiver. Then he found that when the needle pricks paper tape, it could record a message. He was getting a surprise outcome when he tried a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, because it had played back a sentence, “Mary had a little lamb” which was Edison had recorded before. Two needles were needed for the machine, one for recording and another for playback. The vibration of your voice caused the recording needle to indent onto the cylinder when you spoke into the mouthpiece. (Bellis
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