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Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He 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. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. (from wikipedia.org)

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Thomas Edison - wikipedia
Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He 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.
List of Edison patents - wikipedia
Thomas Edison was an inventor who accumulated 2,332 patents worldwide for his inventions. 1,093 of Edison's patents were in the United States, but other patents were approved in countries around the globe.
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e-Books
Edison, His Life and Inventions
Author: Frank Lewis Dyer, 1870-1941; Thomas Commerford Martin, 1856-1924. Subject: Thomas A. Edison, 1847-1931. Publisher: Harper, New York. Book contributor: Harold B. Lee Library.
The Story of Thomas A. Edison
Author: Inez N. McFee. Subject: Thomas A. Edison, 1847-1931. Publisher: Barse & Hopkins, New York. Book contributor: New York Public Library.
Thomas Alva Edison: Sixty Years of an Inventor's Life
Author: Francis Arthur Jones. Subject: Thomas A. Edison, 1847-1931. Publisher: T. Y. Crowell & co., New York. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
The Edison Effect
Author: Harold G. Bowen, 1883-1965. Subject: Thomas A. Edison, 1847-1931; Vacuum-tubes; Electrons. Publisher: West Orange, N.J., Thomas Alva Edison Foundation. Book contributor: Prelinger Library.