Thomas Edison: an Inventor and a Businessman

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Thomas Edison: An inventor and a businessman

Thomas Alva Edison was an inventor and a businessman. He had created many devices that influenced the world at that time. Edison was among the first to apply principles of mass production to the process of invention. ("Thomas Edison". Wikipedia.com 1). A lot of inventions were original, and some inventions were improvements of earlier inventions. He was known for being very creative, never giving up, and being extremely competitive.

His invention left a huge mark on society as we know it. To do something like that one indubitably must have creative mind. During his life he invented more than 1093 inventions ("Thomas Edison." The Inventions 1). These inventions wouldn't even be mentioned if he wasn't doubted in his earlier years by school teachers and class mates. They would call him different names and make fun of him. His mom was forced to pull him out of school and educate him herself after only three months in school. ("Thomas Edison". Wikipedia.com 2) Thomas Edison showed great interest in mechanical things and that's how his life of the inventor begun. The first great invention created by Edison was the tin foil phonograph ("Thomas Edison." The Inventions 1). Edison discovered this while testing the effectiveness of the telegraph; he found that the tape inside the telegraph when played back resembled spoken word. The machine had two needles, one for recording and one for playback. The sound would have sent vibrations to the needle and it would be indented onto a cylinder. Thomas Edison named it cylinder phonograph. The cylinder phonograph is the first machine to record and reproduce sound. This brought fame to Edison's doorsteps. ("Thomas Edison" The Failed 1).

Being known for strong will and determination, Edison spent more then ten years working on a light bulb. Edison wanted to improve the light bulb by inserting a carbonized filament and an improved vacuum inside the...
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