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Thomas Edison

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megan zurbay

on 23 January 2013

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Thomas Edison Hello my name is... I was born on February 11th, 1847 in Milan, Ohio I was married twice First I was married to Mary Stilwell.
We got married on Christmas day in 1871.
We were married for 13 years.
Mary died of a brain tumor in 1884.
She was only 29 years old. Second I was married to Mina Miller.
She was 19 years younger than me
when we got married in 1886. In my two marriages I had 6 kids.
3 kids in each of them.
They were: Marion, Thomas Alva Junior,
William, Madeleine, Charles and Theodore. *1887: I won the Matteucci Medal it was established to award physicists for their fundamental contributions
*1889: I won the John Scott Medal which is a medal presented to people whose inventions improved the comfort, welfare, and happiness of human kind in a big way
*1908: I received the American Association of Engineering Societies John Fritz Medal which is given for outstanding scientific or industrial achievements
*1915: I was awarded The Franklin Medal for discoveries contributing the foundation of industries and the well-being of the human race
*1923: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers created the Edison Medal which is given for a career of excellent achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts
*May 29, 1928: I received the Congressional Gold Medal given to people who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement
*2008: I was inducted in the New Jersey Hall of Fame
*2010: I was honored with a Technical Grammy Award given to people who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field
*2011: I was inducted into the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame I invented the phonograph The phonograph records sound when the sound enters the horn and it vibrates a diaphragm with a needle. That causes indentations on a turning cylinder covered in tinfoil. To play the sound back the indentations on the cylinder vibrate a needle and diaphragm on the opposite side. Then the sound exits the horn. I also invented the light bulb This is an example of a light bulb
that I made Any
? This is a sketch I made
of the phonograph I had my own glass blowing shed so that I could blow the glass for my experiments. My version of the light bulb acted as a kind of a vacuum. Some other scientists were experimenting with this kind of light bulb too, but their light bulbs had an issue. The issue was that the filament burned up too quickly. Then I came along and created a light bulb whose filament didn’t burn up as quickly. me with Mina Mary Stilwell who I was
married to for 13 years I died on October 18th, 1931
in West Orange, New Jersey.
I was only 84 years old. This is an what the
phonograph looked
like after it had
been made LIGHTING THE WORLD I came up with a safer, more efficient lighting system.
Prior to my light bulb houses and businesses used
gas lighting, which was flammable and poisonous, especially
if the flame went out. I also developed a generator, which
was then used in electric power stations, to send electricity
through underground cables on a widespread basis. this is what a gas light
would have looked like This was my favorite invention.
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