All About Thomas Alva Edison: the inventor and patent holder for the light bulb

Here are a few facts that are worth knowing about the man who revolutionized our life:

The greatest invention of all time that seriously changed our lives was the light bulb. courtesy Thomas Alva Edison and on his birthday on 11th February. let’s get to know the man a bit more. The American inventor is a holder for more than 1000 patents during his lifetime. A few of them are the phonograph, motion picture device, the longer lasting bulb and many more.

Facts about Thomas Alva Edison

  1. As a tribute to him for his remarkable inventions, the United States of Congress assigned in 1983 February 11 as the National Inventors Day.
  2. During World War 1, Edison has determined to divide time and talent amongst the people. He developed contraptions for defense needs like the flamethrowers, submarine periscopes and a range of essentials for the production of explosives.
  3. A universal stock printer was his first ever-profitable invention. It was an enhanced version of the stock ticker. The stock ticker equipment has developed issues and thus the need for invention arose. For this invention, he got $40000.From this amount, he set up the first laboratory for Edison, in Newark, New Jersey in 1871.
  4.  His first invention was an electric vote recorder. This was invented for the benefit of elected bodies like the Congres. It did not pay off well so he decides to invent only devices that people would see as required.
  5. He married Mary Stilwell in 1871. She was his lab assistant. She was 9 years younger to him. He was his first wife and they named their Marion Estelle and two sons by names of Thomas Alva Jr. and William Leslie. The boys are named as ‘dot and dash’ respectively for their father’s involvement with the telegraph, where the Morse codes were used majorly.
  6. He collaborated with the George Arrington, patented the first electric typewriter in 1871. The general public had great mistrust in the functioning of this machine.
  7. He dies on October 18, 1931, due to the complications arisen due to diabetes.
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