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 incandescent electric light bulb (1879), the phonograph (1877) and the movie projector (1893).
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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  • 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… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Edison, Thomas Alva — ► (1847 1931) Físico e inventor estadounidense. Inventó aparatos transmisores, el fonógrafo, etc., que le hicieron famoso. Consiguió las primeras lámparas de incandescencia y los ferrocarriles eléctricos. En 1884 descubrió el efecto de la emisión …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Edison, Thomas Alva — SUBJECT AREA: Architecture and building, Automotive engineering, Electricity, Electronics and information technology, Metallurgy, Photography, film and optics, Public utilities, Recording, Telecommunications …   Biographical history of technology

  • Edison , Thomas Alva — (1847–1931) American physicist and inventor Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, and was taught at home by his mother – he had been expelled from school as ‘retarded’, perhaps because of his deafness. From the age of seven he lived in Port Huron,… …   Scientists

  • EDISON, THOMAS ALVA —    a celebrated American inventor, born at Milan, Ohio; started life as a newsboy; early displayed his genius and enterprise by producing the first newspaper printed in a railway train; turning his attention to telegraphy, he revolutionised the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Thomas Alva Edison — «Edison» redirige aquí. Para otras acepciones, véase Edison (desambiguación). Thomas Alva Edison El genio es un uno por ciento de inspiración y un noventa y nueve por ciento de transpiración. Thomas Alva Edison, Harper s Monthly (1932) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Thomas Alva Edison — Thomas Edison Pour les articles homonymes, voir Edison (homonymie). Thomas Edison …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

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