Thomas Edison: One Of America's Greatest Inventions

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Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as one of America’s greatest inventors. In 1869, Edison moved to New York City and developed his very first invention, a better stock ticker. Edison finally built his first small laboratory/manufacturing facility in Newark, New Jersey. In his 84 years alive, Edison acquired an amazing 1,093 patents. Edison had later focused on inventing a safe, inexpensive electric light to replace the gaslight.
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