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By: Ronvin Kwan KCR
<ul><li>Thomas Edison was born on 11 th  February 1847. </li></ul><ul><li>And died at his age of 85... </li></ul><ul><li>H...
<ul><li>Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio and moved to Port Huron, Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the smallest chi...
<ul><li>According to my research, during that time it was the Industrial Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Many inventions too...
<ul><li>In primary school, Edison’s teacher called him ‘addled’ because his character is very simple-minded and so called ...
Edison’s career <ul><li>Thomas Edison began his career as an inventor in Newark, New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>Because his...
Edison’s inventions (Part 1) Audio Tinfoil phonograph Wax  cylinder recorder Voice  recorder Disc  phonograph Visual Motio...
(Part 2) Communication Quadruplex telegraph  Telegraph  transmitter Loud  Speaker- telephone Automatic telegraph Machineri...
(Part 3) Lighting Light Bulb Electric light system Electricity Electric generator Electric pen
The Lab <ul><li>Edison setup the world’s first industrial research and development lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey. </li></u...
Successful inventor <ul><li>Same as his friend Henry Ford, Edison’s true success was in his ability to maximize profits th...
The Final Years <ul><li>Edison was very good in business right up to the end. Just months before his death in 1931. </li><...
Places named for Edison <ul><li>Many places have been named after him like notably the town of Edison, in New Jersey. </li...
Honors and Awards <ul><li>Edison won the Matteucci Medal in 1887. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1983, the US Congress designated on...
Thomas Edison set an good example of creativity and hard working. Thank you!
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  1. 1. By: Ronvin Kwan KCR
  2. 2. <ul><li>Thomas Edison was born on 11 th February 1847. </li></ul><ul><li>And died at his age of 85... </li></ul><ul><li>He is considered one of the most important inventors in history. </li></ul><ul><li>He held 1093 US patents and many patents also in the UK, France and Germany in his name. </li></ul>1847~ 1931
  3. 3. <ul><li>Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio and moved to Port Huron, Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the smallest child in the family of seven children. </li></ul><ul><li>His father was called Samuel Ogden Edison and his mother was called Nancy Matthews Elliot. </li></ul>n.
  4. 4. <ul><li>According to my research, during that time it was the Industrial Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Many inventions took place such as steam engines, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In primary school, Edison’s teacher called him ‘addled’ because his character is very simple-minded and so called ‘stupid’ by his schoolmates. </li></ul><ul><li>He got hearing problem at an early age because of scarlet fever. </li></ul><ul><li>His ‘addled’ which led to his 3 months of official schooling. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of attending other schools, his mother taught him by herself at home. </li></ul><ul><li>He learned from reading R.G. Parker’s ‘School of Natural Philosophy’ and ‘The Copper Union’. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Edison’s career <ul><li>Thomas Edison began his career as an inventor in Newark, New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>Because his invention had been presented to people, neighbors, public, etc, some people called him “The Wizard of Menlo Park”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Edison’s inventions (Part 1) Audio Tinfoil phonograph Wax cylinder recorder Voice recorder Disc phonograph Visual Motion Pictures
  8. 8. (Part 2) Communication Quadruplex telegraph Telegraph transmitter Loud Speaker- telephone Automatic telegraph Machineries Ore milling
  9. 9. (Part 3) Lighting Light Bulb Electric light system Electricity Electric generator Electric pen
  10. 10. The Lab <ul><li>Edison setup the world’s first industrial research and development lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>He was legally recognized with most of the inventions produced there. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all of his patents were utility patents, which were protected for a 17-year period and included various electrical inventions. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Successful inventor <ul><li>Same as his friend Henry Ford, Edison’s true success was in his ability to maximize profits through building up of mass-production systems and intellectual property right. </li></ul><ul><li>He found 14 companies, including General Electric which is one of the largest public companies in the world. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Final Years <ul><li>Edison was very good in business right up to the end. Just months before his death in 1931. </li></ul><ul><li>He was said to have been influenced by a fad diet that was popular in the day to that in his last few years. </li></ul><ul><li>He died at his home. (18 th October 1931) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Places named for Edison <ul><li>Many places have been named after him like notably the town of Edison, in New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>2 community colleges are named for him: Edison State College in Florida and Edison Community College in Ohio. </li></ul><ul><li>Edison Memorial Tower and Museum, New Jersey. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Honors and Awards <ul><li>Edison won the Matteucci Medal in 1887. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1983, the US Congress designated on 11 th February, Edison’s Birthday, as National Inventor’s Day. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thomas Edison set an good example of creativity and hard working. Thank you!
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