Edison, Thomas

American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Thomas Edison patented 1,093 inventions in his lifetime, earning him the nickname "The Wizard of Menlo Park".


"There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something!"

"Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work."

See also: Nickel Iron Battery.

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