Edison,Thomas Alva

Edison,Thomas Alva
Edison, Thomas Alva. 1847-1931.
American inventor who patented more than a thousand inventions, among them the microphone (1877), the phonograph (1878), and an incandescent lamp (1879). In New York City he installed the world's first central electric power plant (1881-1882).

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  • Edison, Thomas Alva — born Feb. 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, U.S. died Oct. 18, 1931, West Orange, N.J. U.S. inventor. He had very little formal schooling. He set up a laboratory in his father s basement at age 10; at 12 he was earning money selling newspapers and candy on… …   Universalium

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  • Edison, Thomas Alva —   The father of the American energy industry, Thomas Edison was an American inventor who was born in 1847 and died in 1931. He patented a total of 1,093 inventions more than any other person in American history. Among the most important were the… …   Energy terms

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  • Thomas Alva Edison — (1915) Thomas Alva Edison (* 11. Februar 1847 in Milan, Ohio; † 18. Oktober …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Alva Edison jr. — Thomas Alva Edison jr. um 1900 Thomas Alva Edison jr. (* 10. Januar 1876 in Menlo Park, New Jersey; † 25. August 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts) war ein amerikanischer Erfinder und eine tragische Gestalt der amerikanischen Populärkultur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Alva Edison —   Die Bedeutung eines Erfinders wird daran gemessen, wie weit seine Schöpfungen nachwirken. Obwohl viele seiner über 1 000 Patente technisch überholt sind, ist Thomas Alva Edison dennoch einer der größten Erfinder aller Zeiten. Auf ihn gehen… …   Universal-Lexikon

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