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Thomas Edison – Person Profile

Hey Sparkles! Welcome to the new version of my Monday Moment posts. I decided to focus more on the person than the actual discovery they made on this day however many years ago. So, today’s person is Thomas Edison. Our event highlight for this incredible man is his perfecting of the carbonized cotton filament light bulb.

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio. Surprisingly enough, he did not do well in school and had to be homeschooled by his mother. He was very smart, and an entrepreneur from an early age. He became a telegraph operator, where he developed his interest in communications, which would be the focus of many of his inventions. His three most famous inventions are the phonograph, the light bulb, and the motion picture. They are described below.

The Phonograph – This was the first major invention by Edison and made him famous. It was the first machine that was able to record and playback sound.

Thomas Edison

Light Bulb – Although he did not invent the first electric light, Edison made the first practical electric light bulb that could be manufactured and used in the home. He also invented other items that were needed to make the light bulb practical for use in homes including safety fuses and off/off switches for light sockets.

Thomas Edison

The Motion Picture – Edison did a lot of work in creating the motion picture camera and helping move forward the progress of practical movies.

Well, that’s all I have for today, Sparkles. Comment below and tell me if you liked this style of post better or worse than my old version of Monday Moment posts. I appreciate your feedback on everything. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away.

One Response so far.

  1. Phyllis Peavey says:

    This post on Thomas Edison taught me a new fact. I didnt know he worked on a motion picture camera. Keep writing different kinds of posts. I also really like the ones about your sisters.

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