Thomas did not go to school but his mom tutored him at home. When he was 12 he got his first job at the train station selling newspapers and candy. One day while trying to catch a train, a trainman grabbed him by the ears and while pulling him up something cracked in his ears and after that he began to go deaf.
In 1871 he married Mary Stilwell (left) and they had 3 children together Marion, Thomas Jnr and William Edison.13 years later Mary died and in 1886 he married Mina Miller (right).
In 1863 Thomas became a telegraph operator on the Grand Trunk railway in Canada
When Thomas the inventor/scientist had enough money he wanted to buy a laboratory in Menlo Park (left), New Jersey. He then paid a group of scientist’s to think of inventions and see if they would work.
Thomas is most famous for inventing the electric light bulb. He invented it because he had burned himself so many times on candles that he wanted a way to see without them. He started to experiment on them in 1878 and it took him just over a year to invent a practical light bulb and then he founded the electric light company in 1878.
When Thomas Edison was in his seventies he still worked 16 hours a day and had created over 1000 inventions before he died on the 18-9-1931 in his home in West Orange New Jersey.
Thomas Alva Edison invented so many remarkable things that change our life today in many ways below a list of just some:
• Electric light globe
• Electric vote recorder(p.t.o bottom right)
• Quadruplex, Sextuplex and multiplex telegraph
• Paratin paper (used to wrap candy)
• Electric pen (right)
• Carbon telephone transmitter (today’s microphone)(bottom centre)
• Phonograph (today’s record player)(below)
• Magnetic... [continues]
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