Thomas Edison is probably the most well known inventor. He invented 1,093 inventions in his lifetime, the most famous, obviously, being the incandescent light bulb. Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, on February 11, 1847. As a child, Edison was very curious and loved to try new things. He worked as a gatekeeper at his fathers observatory and also sold newspapers on a railroad. When he was only 22, he patented his first invention.
Thomas Edisons laboratory was in Menlo Park, New Jersey. His many inventions made him a great success. However, he did not do it alone. He had many helpers that worked with him all day in the laboratory. Some members of the group included Charles Batchelor, John Kruet, Ludwig Boehm, and Francis Upton.
Edison didnt come up with the idea of the electric light. Others had experimented with it before him, but none of them could get it right. He was convinced by others to start working with the electric light. When he did get started, it wasnt just a quick process and all of a sudden he had a light bulb like the ones we use today. It was a slow gradual process before
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