The Great Inventor

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The Great Inventor

  1. 1. The Great InventorThomas A. Edison1847-1931<br />
  2. 2. Born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio<br />Grew up in Port Huron, Michigan<br />Homeschooled by mother<br />Became businessman at young age <br /> selling candy and news<br />papers on trains. <br />Childhood of Edison<br />Wikipedia.org -Young Thomas Edison<br />
  3. 3. Edison’s Education<br />Homeschooled most of his life<br />Gained knowledge by reading R.G Parker’s School of Natural Philosophy and The Cooper Union. <br />
  4. 4. Married to 16 year old Mary Stillwell on December 21,1871 and had three children. <br />Mary died August 9, 1884<br />Remarried to Mina Miller <br />on February 24, 1886 <br />and had three children. <br />Edison’s Family<br />Wikipedia.org -Mina Edison in 1906<br />
  5. 5. The electric light bulb <br />Phonograph, which is a cylinder, kind of like a record for playing music <br />Invented a Kinetoscope, <br />First research lab for technological <br />innovation and improvement <br />Edison’s Inventions<br />Wikipedia.org-First light bulb model 1878<br />
  6. 6. Edison was an inventor & businessman. He develop many devices and he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production to the process of invention . His contributions improved the standards of living in our society. <br />Contributions<br />Wikipedia.org-Taken by Mathew Brady 1877<br />
  7. 7. “Who Made America? Thomas Edison The Science of Innovation”. pbs.org. <br />“Thomas Edison” wikipedia.org. <br />Resource <br />

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