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Thomas Edison

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Luke Gostic

on 19 November 2014

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Transcript of Thomas Edison

His life and his inventions
Thomas Edison
Early Career
At age twelve, Thomas Edison made his first dollar by selling newspapers and candy at the railroad station. Also, at age twelve, he had his first lab in a train car. He did chemical experiments until it caught on fire.
Becoming an inventor
At age 22, Thomas Edison became an inventor. He was paid $40,000 for the rights to this invention, the stock ticker.
The movie camera was one of Thomas Edison's best inventions. It uses film. It works by taking rapid pictures and putting them on one roll of film. It can be replayed to make a movie.
Where he had his labs
Thomas Edison had his first lab in a train car.
His First Wife & Kids
He married 16 year-old Mary Stilwell in 1871. They had a 13 year marriage. They had three kids; their names were Thomas Alva Edison Jr, Marion Estelle Edison, and William Leslie Edison.
His Second Wife & Kids
Thomas Edison also married Nina Miller . They had a 45 year marriage. They also had three kids and their names are Charles Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, and Madeleine Edison. Thomas Edison had six kids in all.
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He died at age 84 on October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey.
Movie Camera
Some Inventions
Light bulb
Movie Camera
Electric Power Distribution
Phonographic Cylinder
Telegraph Quadroplex
Alkaline Battery
It was an early commercial recording device.
Is a duplicator that forces ink into a stencil onto paper.
Telegraph Quadroplex
It is a type of telegraph that allows four different signals to go out on one wire. This invention earned him $100,000.
Electric Power Distribution
When he and Nikola Tesla were inventing their light bulb they wondered how to power it. They eventually figured out how to power it by creating electric power distribution
melno park
Menlo Park, New Jersey
Once he moved out of Menlo Park he went to New York.
The Light Bulb

Thomas Edison created the light bulb in 1879.

Thomas Edison
Edison, age 12, 1859
stock ticker
Mary Stilwell
Nina Miller
Power Station
movie camera
Phonographic Cylinder
The phonograph is an early device that produces sound.
How it Works
The phonograph works by placing a needle on a record. The needle scratches the record to produce sound.
The Light Bulb
It is a clear globe that produces light by a wire filament heated to high temperatures to make artificial light.
light bulb
The Light Bulb
Most bulbs are used in a socket which provides mechanical support and electrical connections.
light bulb socket
Light Bulb
They are manufactured in all different shapes and sizes.
Lights put out a voltage raging from 1.5 volts to 30 volts.
Carbon Microphone
It is a type of microphone that converts sound into an electrical audio signal.
Carbon Microphone
It consists of two metal plates separated by small little pieces of carbon.
One plate is thin and faces out forming a diaphragm.
The other plate is just there for holding it together.
This is an old Thomas Edison phonograph that used to be my great-grandfather's.
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was one of Thomas Edison's partners. He helped Edison build the light bulb.
light bulb
telegraph quadroplex
phonographic cylinder

voltage sign
My phonograph
Carbon Microphone
Nikola Tesla
People all over the world turned of their lights to remember his passing.
black out
Thomas Edison was the first person to have a movie theater. It opened April 14, 1894, on Broadway, in New York City.
movie reel
Mary Stilwell died from a suspected brain tumor at age 29.
Brain Tumor
September 4, 1882
Edison sent power to 59 customers in lower Manhattan, in New York City.
Power distribution
Alkaline battery
Edison's battery
Thomas Edison made it in 1901
Nikola Tesla
Born July 10, 1856
Died January 7, 1943
Education- Graz University of Technology (drop out)
Career- Electrical engineer

Thomas Edison. Retreived from http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349
Thomas Edison. Retreived from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

Born February 15, 2003
Older brother to Lily - 8yrs
About the Author:
About the Author:

I enjoy riding dirt bikes and playing hockey
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me the goalie
Famous Quote
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
Thomas Edison, 1932
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