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					Thomas Edison
Most people know him as
   the Father of Light.
He was so much more….
•"Genius is one per
cent inspiration and
ninety-nine per cent
perspiration.
Accordingly,
a 'genius' is often
merely a talented
person who has done
all of his or her
homework."
  At 14; Edison
 saved a boy’s
 life. The boy’s
  father was so
    thankful he
 taught Edison
Morse code and
telegraphy. This
started Edison’s
      work on
    telegraphs.
   Edison
invented the
    hand
  operated
phonograph
  in 1877.
 Later they
  became
  electric.
   Edison
 wanted the
 people to all
  be able to
   have a
phonograph in
 their home.
The Edison light bulb was created in 1879.
He used bamboo he found in Florida for the
   first filaments. Later, he used metal.
Edison’s greatest achievement was
creating electric light and heat. He
 changed the world forever. (1883)
   Did you
 know that
   Edison
created the
first talking
    doll?
    1889
Edison created the first movie
      camera. (1903)
 The cylinder
 phonograph
was replaced
   with a
diamond disc
 phonograph
around 1905.
  Edison
worked with
concrete as
 a building
 material.
 Here is a
house being
 poured of
 complete
 concrete.
  (1909)
 After 50,000 experiments, Edison
created the first nickel-iron alkaline
           battery. (1910)
Edison cared deeply for miners. Many of his
    inventions were for their safety when
    extracting ore. He created a battery-
 operated miners hat light. (Approx. 1910)
In 1912, Edison created the Kinetoscope that put
 sounds and pictures together. He also produced
           around 80 motion pictures.
In 1913, Edison created an electric car
 that ran by batteries. He also created
       electric windshield wipers.
Edison created the first search
        light in 1915.
Edison helped Eastman Kodak develop
         his cameras. (1928)
    Edison used
 plants for many
       of his
  inventions. He
  used the plant
    seen here to
 create a type of
   rubber for his
friend Firestone,
   of “Firestone
   Tires.” (1929)
Edison and Ford had houses next door to
 each other in Fort Meyers, Florida. The
 houses are now a neat museum to visit.
Edison’s
  office
 and lab
are part
  of the
museum
  when
you visit.
  Edison had
    the first
  swimming
     pool in
Florida. It was
 made out of
 concrete and
fed by a water
  system he
   created.
Best friends for many years…Edison’s 82nd birthday
 with H. Ford, H. Firestone, and President Hoover
When Edison died the world mourned. To honor
 his memory Americans turned off their lights.
    America was dark as they remembered
            the “Father of Light.”
       He was 84. October 18, 1931
          References/Websites

•   http://memory.loc.gov
•   http://www.edison-ford-estate.com
•   http://www.tomedison.org/history.html
•   http://thomasedison.com/edquote
•   Http://americanhistory.si.edu/edison

				
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