Fascinating Thomas Alva Edison Facts


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1. Thomas Edison invented the talking doll in 1888.
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2. Thomas Edison's first invention was a Vote Recorder in 1868.
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3. Thomas Edison invented the Edison battery that made use of an alkaline electrolyte.
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4. Mahen Theatre in Brno in what is now the Czech Republic, was the first public building in the world to use Edison's electric lamps.
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5. Thomas Edison formed the Edison Electric Light Company in 1878 in New York City.
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6. Thomas Edison was born to a large family of thirteen children, he was number seven.
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7. Thomas Edison is the third most prolific inventor in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name.

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8. Thomas Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb in 1879.
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9. Thomas Edison is famous for the following quote, 'Genius is one percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration'.
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10. Thomas Edison's closest friends included Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.
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11. Thomas Edison was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention.
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12. Thomas Edison displayed a placard on his desk with Sir Joshua Reynolds' famous quote: 'There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking'.
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13. Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime!
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14. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

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