Edison’s career started at the age of 15 when he started sellingnewspapers at the train station. There he became an engineerand started his fantasy of electricity.
In 1869, Edison moved to New York City and developed hisfirst invention by the age of 22. An improved stock ticker, theUniversal Stock Printer. The Stock Telegraph Company was soimpressed they paid $40,000 for the rights.
In 1870 Thomas Edison moved to Newark, New Jerseyand bought a laboratory. There he had met a lady named Mary Stilwell who hemarried in 1871. She was 16 yrs old and he was 23. During there marriage, they had three children.Marion, Thomas, and William. Who followed in hisfathers footsteps by also becoming an inventor. Afterthe 13 year period of there marriage Mary had died of asuspected brain tumor at the age of 29 in 1884
PhonographOperationsexpanded, Edisonwas now a success.His newest inventionwas the Phonographinvented in 1877. Thephonograph was anelectronic way oflistening tosound(music)whenever youwanted.
Electrical LightBulbEveryone thinksThomas Edisoninvented the Lightbulb, its true but heonly just improvedon it. In 1878, byusing lower currentelectricity, a smallcarbonized filament,and an improvedvacuum inside theglobe came a extralong lasting lightbulb.
The invention of the Kinetograph (a motion picture camera) and theKinetoscope (a peep-hole motion picture viewer) all started in 1888 withthe help of William Kennedy Laurie Dickson. The camera was mainlyused for important news cast or big stories.
Thomas Edison’s career ended with a successful total of 1,093 U.S.patents. He died at the age of 84 with diabetes. Many communities andcorporations throughout the world dimmed their lights or brieflyturned off their electrical power to commemorate his passing. Edisonhad lived his life to the fullest and was an outstanding man.