Thomas Edison is a very famous man for his contributions to the modern world. The Best inspirational quotes by Thomas Edison helps us to understand his thinking.
Thomas Edison early life & career:
Thomas Alva Edison is an American businessman and inventor, born to Samuel Edison Jr. and Nancy Elliot Edison on 11th February 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was the seventh and the last child born to them. He did not have much of his school education, attended only 3 months, and ended up taught by his mother. He was very curious in his childhood and self-taught himself. His family soon moved to port Huron, Michigan where young thomas has spent most of his childhood. He worked in a lumber business. Thomas was passionate about chemical things and mechanical equipment. Later, in 1859 he sold vegetables, newspapers, and candies on Grand Trunk Railroad to Detroit. He did experiments inside a train and once it caused a fire in the baggage car. He stopped experimenting on board after that incident. But this accident can’t stop him from experimenting.
Mr. Samuel Edison trained Thomas as a telegraph operator, he then grows his interest in communications, and this turned up his life. When he was working, his boss fired as he spilled sulfuric-acid onto the floor. Eventually, his entrepreneurship leads him to build 14 companies including one of the largest companies to date- General Electric.
List of inventions by Thomas Edison:
Thomas produced 1,093 patents and created numerous inventory designs that help to shape America’s industrial revolution. He is one of the most inventive people.
ELECTRIC BULB: The first selling electric bulb made of carbon filament.
AUTOMATIC TELEGRAPH: This invention increased words transmitted per minute from 25-40 to near about 100.
ELECTRIC PEN: This pen helped workers easily copy handwritten documents. This pen punched holes in the telegraph.
PHONOGRAPH: An invention to record sounds by using a vibrating voice and a needle to intend the cylinders.
ORE SEPARATOR: It was made to separate magnetic and non-magnetic materials. Unfortunately, he had to renounce it due to expenses.
CARBON TELEPHONE: It was to rectify the weak point of Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone using a carbon battery, that increased signal stability, and distance.
ELECTRIC GENERATOR: To control the electricity supply in his lamps.
KINETOSCOPE: Was invented to see motion pictures (i.e., when pictures moved rapidly over a source of light creates an illusion of motion).
MIMOGRAPH: A low-cost duplicating machine that copies documents by forcing ink through a stencil into the paper.
QUADRUPLEX TELEGRAPH: Four separate signals can be transmitted through one single wire.
VACUUM DIODE: Allows electric current to flow in only one direction and blocking it to flow in other directions.
Less known inventions:
FLUOROSCOPY: Designed that uses x-ray to tale radiographs.
TASIMETER: A highly sensitive device, used to measure the heat from the solar corona during the total solar eclipse.
List of interesting facts about Thomas Edison:
- Some of Edison’s improved many inventions of others. And some were his inventions.
- His nickname was “Al”.
- For his many inventions and improvements, Thomas was called “the Wizard of Menlo Park”
- He played a significant role in many changes that occur around the world that included telephones, bulbs, recorders, etc.
- Some of his inventions are lesser known like- the electric vote recorder and the Tasimeter.
- The electric vote recorder was his first invention.
- According to him, the talking cinema was ruined because they concentrated more on the voice and forgot about the act.
- Later created an entire electricity-efficient system to deliver electricity to homes through wires.
- The first recorded voice on the phonograph was “Mary had a little lamb”.
- Created the world’s first industrial research laboratory.
- He along with his friend created built and shipped products all in the same complex- called “invention factory”.
- When he married a 20 years old Mina Miller in 1886 after his first wife Mary Stilwell’s death.
- Improved different inventions such as x-ray technology, batteries, etc.
- Discovered “Etheric force”, and electric phenomenon that is the foundation of wireless telepathy.
- Discovered “Edison Effect”- the fundamental principle of electronics.
List of ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS for Edison:
- Holds world record on 1903 patents.
- He was awarded the Albert Medal by the famous Society of Arts in Great Britain.
- Received the Congressional Gold Medal
- Other various awards namely- John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium (1889), Franklin Medal (1915), Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1887), John Fritz Medal (1908), etc.
FINAL YEARS of Thomas Alva Edison:
In the late 1920s, he did his last experiments which his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone insisted. In which he was asked `to find an alternative of the natural rubber which was used in the automobiles. Edison tested thousands of rubbers from different plants. With his conventional energy and determination, finally, he found the alternative. He was still working on this at the time of his death.
His health deteriorated rapidly during his last two years. Instead of working, he used to spend more time away from work. Edison past eighty. In 1931, Edison collapsed at Glenmont. Finally, on October 18, 1931, at 3:21 am he passed away in West Orange.
Best inspirational quotes by Thomas Edison:
- “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that did not work.”
- “Be brave. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has risen from these to more powerful and more flourishing. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Be progressive!”
- “Nearly every man who acquires an idea works it up to the point where it looks hopeless or illogical, and then he gets depressed. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”
- “Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him continually. The scope of thrift is boundless.”
- “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or success and to either of these ends, there must be prudence, arrangement, outlining, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
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