All About Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Had A Bright  Idea !!!!

By: Sawyer Mitchell

Thomas Alva Edison (his full name) was born on February 11, 1847. Sadly he died at the age of 84 (died on October 18, 1931). Edison didn't just improve the lightbulb, he also invented the phonograph or record player, and the motion picture camera. It is told that he is one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production or use of assembly lines. Edison has 1,093 U.S. patents under his name, as well as some in the U.K., France, and Germany.

The motion picture camera was the first ever machine in the U.S. that shows animation or movies. The first motion picture Edison made was of a sneeze. It was filmed on January 7, 1894. It was also known as Fred Ott's Sneeze which records Fred Ott (one of Edison's employees). Edison's camera was called the Kinetoscope!

The lightbulb was the greatest challenge for Edison. Edison didn't actually "invent" it. He improved the 50 year old idea. He created a long-lasting source of light. He didn't just create it, he made it safer for home use.

The phonograph is a device introduced in 1877.  It is used for recording and reproduction of sound recordings. This machine has a needle type rod that engraves the cylinder. The cylinder block is placed on the left side. So, whenever It rotates in circles, it shows the sound wave's vibration.

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