In mid-October,a film crew arrived in the small town of West Orange, New Jersey, to spend some time with the most famous man in the world -- the phenomenally prolific American inventor, Thomas Edison. Over the course of a few days, the cameras captured the great man at work: Nathan Myhrvold, Inventor and Entrepreneur: The things that Edison invented are so omnipresent in our society.
He answered, "Genius is hard work, stick-to-it-iveness, and common sense. Inwhen he was seven, the family moved to Michigan, where Edison spent the rest of his childhood. He did so poorly that his mother, a former teacher, taught her son at home.
Al learned to love reading, a habit he kept for the rest of his life. He also liked to make experiments in the basement. Al not only played hard, but also worked hard. At the age of 12 he sold fruit, snacks and newspapers on a train as a "news butcher.
He even printed his own newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald, on a moving train. At 15, Al roamed the country as a "tramp telegrapher.
Even though he was already losing his hearing, he could still hear the clicks of the telegraph. In the next seven years he moved over a dozen times, often working all night, taking messages for trains and even for the Union Army during the Civil War.
In his spare time, he took things apart to see how they worked. Finally, he decided to invent things himself. After the failure of his first invention, the electric vote recorder, Edison moved to New York City.
There he improved the way the stock ticker worked. This was his big break. By his company was manufacturing his stock ticker in Newark, New Jersey. He also improved the telegraph, making it send up to four messages at once.
During this time he married his first wife, Mary Stilwell, on Christmas Day, They had three children -- Marion, Thomas, Jr. There he built his most famous laboratory. He was not alone in Menlo Park.
Edison hired "muckers" to help him out. These "muckers" came from all over the world to make their fortune in America. They often stayed up all night working with the "chief mucker," Edison himself. He is sometime called the "Wizard of Menlo Park" because he created two of his three greatest works there.
InEdison recorded the first words on a piece of tin foil. He recited the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and the phonograph played the words back to him. This was invented by a man whose hearing was so poor that he thought of himself as "deaf"!
Starting inEdison and the muckers worked on one of his greatest achievements.
The electric light system was more than just the incandescent lamp, or "light bulb. Imagine all the things you "plug in. Inone year after his first wife died, Edison met a year-old woman named Mina Miller.
Edison taught her Morse Code. Even when others were around, the couple could "talk" to each other secretly.
One day he tapped a question into her hand: She tapped back the word "yes. They married on February 24, and had three children: Madeleine, Charles and Theodore.
A year later, Edison built a laboratory in West Orange that was ten times larger than the one in Menlo Park.Building & Remodeling Project Center Apply for and track your gas and electric projects 24/7, plus view your projects, schedule inspections, and track progress.
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Questions about Project Center can be sent . The Edison Project • I INTRODUCTION Thomas Edison invented both the phonograph and the kinetoscope more than years ago.
But the business of distributing music and movies hasn’t really changed that much in years. In . I would recommend students who start the Edison Project at age eleven continue the Edison Project through it's completion instead of going on to Introduction to Sensors.
Completing the Edison Project first will serve the student with more contiguous instruction.