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Thomas Alva Edison, who lived from 1847 to 1931, was one of the most important and prolific inventors in American and world history. Perhaps his chief accomplishment was the invention of the electric light bulb in 1879. ...

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Biographies of Thomas Edison are available at Biography.com or online as part of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University. History.com and ThomasEdison.com also offer online biographies of Edison.

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Thomas Edison's favorite invention was the phonograph. Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. It was through his efforts to improve the telephone and telegraph that he conceived the idea to record sound on tinfoil-coate...

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Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor whose most important contributions were the electric light bulb and phonograph. He held a world record number of invention patents —1093.

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The American inventor Thomas Edison successfully filed and obtained 1,093 United States patents. His first patent application was executed while he was 21 years old on October 13, 1868. Edison's U.S. patents can be group...

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Thomas Alva Edison is often credited with inventing the lightbulb, but several other inventors created their own versions before Edison introduced his to the market. Edison gets the credit because his lightbulb was the f...

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