Thomas Edison's Inventions In History

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Thomas Edison’s Inventions An inventor is someone that makes or creates improved inventions in the past or creates something entirely new. An inventor is someone who wants to the world a better and easier place by making new creations to make life easier for humans. That is what Thomas Edison wanted to do. Thomas Edison made so many crucial inventions in history that made mankind take many leaps forward. He made life for people in America easier. Thomas Edison made this country prosper because of his marvelous inventions that gave people a new perspective for all inventors.
When Edison was a young child, he sold newspapers on trains as his job, and he read many of the books, newspapers, and magazines on the train; moreover, Edison even created
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Edison began his production with the phonograph by testing with a diaphragm from a telephone receiver by connecting the needle to the diaphragm (Bellis para 4). Edison mapped, experimented, and altered methods to conceal sound on the exterior of cylinders and discs (Bedi para 22). Edison discovered that the tape he was using for another invention, the telegraph transmitter, made a noise that sounded like words at the highest speed (Bellis para 2). Edison hoped that when the needle touched the paper tape, that the tape would play a sound or a message (Bellis para 4). Outstandingly, one of Edison’s models was successful; furthermore, he used wide sheets of tin foil that was placed around a metal cylinder and a crank when rotated made the cylinder move with a screw which made it shout into a cone that was connected to a narrow diaphragm and stylus/needle (Bedi para 29). Sound waves of Edison speaking made the diaphragm vibrate and made the needle move up and down which made dents in tin foil in certain places (Bedi para 29). When the cylinder rotated back to its starting position, it made the needle go back into the dents that it had made; moreover, Edison would then listen to the very first human voice that was ever recorded (Bedi para 29). The phonograph, after it was completely finished updating, had two needles: one for…show more content…
Thomas Edison began creating electric systems which marked the beginning of the age of electricity (Bellis para 15). In order to make a power station, Edison’s power station had four essential elements: a central generation that is reliable, effective distribution, a triumphant final use, and a decent asking price (Bellis para 16). Edison’s first incandescent systems, however, had complications; they were being used in celebrated occasions like the “Paris Lighting Exhibition” and the “Crystal Palace” located in London (“Thomas”... History para 8). In 1880, Edison embarked to create a company that could give electricity to light and power cities of the globe (“Thomas”... Biography para 17). Edison then established the Edison Illuminating Company; this was the first investor-owned electric utility which then would become the General Electric Corporation (“Thomas”... Biography para 17). Edison also constructed a light company in Newark (“Thomas” History para 8). Edison, however, in 1881 left Menlo Park to form facilities in a few cities where electric systems were in the process of installation (“Thomas”... Biography para 17). Another problem for Edison one of his rivals, George Westinghouse, who was an advocate for AC (Alternating Current; furthermore, Westinghouse was against Edison’s DC (Direct Current) (“Thomas”... History para 8). Unfortunately, Westinghouse’s
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