Thomas Edison Research Paper

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Who was Thomas Edison?
Thomas Edison was apart of a family of 7 (he was the youngest) from his parents Samuel and Nancy Edison. He was born on February 11, 1947 in Milan Ohio. His mother was a well known accomplished school teacher, she was a major influence in Thomas’s life at a very young age. In his early life Thomas was exposed to a diesae called Scarlet Fever which caused him to face many problems with his hearing in both ears, which left him nearly deaf in his adult life. Thomas died at the age of 84 in a small town in New Jersey (West Orange) on October 18,1931 due to diabetes mellitus. What about Thomas Edison?
Thomas was transferred to public school in the year of 1854. At the age of 11 Thomas was labeled as “difficult” by his teachers for constantly acting out, this caused his mother to pull him out of school and homeschool him. At age 12 Thomas convinced his parents to allow him to sell newspapers to the passengers along the railroad line (Grand Trunk). He then began to start publishing his own small newspaper called the Grand Trunk Herald. Thomas Edison has invented a total of 15 inventions and he has accumulated a total of 1,093 patents within his lifetime. What did he do? …show more content…

He is known for his invention of the incandescent light bulb in December of 1879. 1880 Thomas worked on his invention trying to make it better and once he did so, British inventors then started to demonstrate that the electric light could maybe function with an arc lamp. Which is how the light bulb was discovered. The light bulb is important to science because without Edison’s trial and error we wouldn't have light bulbs as an extra light source. Back then there were no sources of light, however when Edison invented the incandescent light bulb he fixed the

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