Thomas Edison Biography Essay

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The Wizard of Menlo Park is also know as Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, phonograph and many others. Thomas Edison is one of the most famous inventors to this day. We still use some of his inventions, but we took his inventions and advanced it. Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. His first laboratory was in his cellar, where he spent most of his time. Thomas went to school around 1855 for a short time, and his teachers thought he wasn’t very bright. He stopped going to school and he started teaching himself how to read and write. He then began to go to Cooper Union College, the advanced study of study of science and art. In the year 1862 Edison saved a boy from getting hit by a train, and the boys father in return taught him how to use the telegraph. He then got a job as a…show more content…
Modern electricity is still based on Thomas Edison’s system. Who knows, without Edison you may have never seen a film in your life. He has a great legacy that has gone all around the world. He advanced things such as the light bulb, and we still use light bulbs to this day, its just modern inventors advanced it. The same LED light bulbs we use today are a lot like the lightbulb Thomas Edison made. first movie studio. In 1893 Thomas Edison created the Kinetographic Theater, also known as the Black Maria. In the movie studio, Thomas Edison used his motion picture camera to film the scene. By taking 24 pictures per second made all pictures seem like a full video. He would record many different things. He sold what is called a kinetoscope so people could view his motion pictures. He had created the first american movies. There was no sound, and no color. After Edison’s motion picture people began to advance in. People made a real camera that recorded videos. People were able to put sound into a movie. People were able to put color into movies and pictures. All thanks to Mr. Thomas Alva
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