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This powerpoint is on Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb.

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Inventor research project.:

Inventor research project. By Mireille S.

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Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio Thomas died on October 18, 1931

Thomas Edison's early life and education.:

Thomas Edison's early life and education. Thomas Alva Edison was born to Sam and Nancy. He was youngest of seven children, four of in which survived to adulthood. When he was young his health was very poor. Sam Edison moved the family to Port Huron, Michigan, in 1854 to have a better life. Then when he moved he started to work in the lumber business. Thomas was called "addled” by his schoolmates . As any mother would be, she was furious and decided to teach Thomas at home herself . Around the age of twelve, Edison lost almost all his hearing. Some people believed it was caused by scarlet fever which he had as a child.

Inventors most important work and invention. :

Inventors most important work and invention. In 1862, Edison rescued a three-year-old from a track where a boxcar was about to roll into him. The father, J.U. Mackenzie, taught Edison railroad telegraphy as a reward. Edison became involved in many projects and partnerships dealing with the telegraph. Edison focused on the electric light system in 1878. The Edison Electric Light Co. was made on November 15 to do experiments with electric lights and to control any patents resulting from them. His work continued into 1879, as the lab attempted not only to make an incandescent bulb, but an entire electrical lighting system that could light up the entire city.

Information about the life of the inventor.:

Information about the life of the inventor. At the age of twelve Edison sold fruit, candy, and newspapers on the Grand Trunk Railroad . His first invention was the automatic telegraph repeater. This invention let telegraph signals travel greater distances .