The Story Of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret DavidsonA Biography of a Great Man That Shines
Having read several of Margaret Davidsons books, I admit I have a certain brand loyalty, an admiration for her writing. I heartily recommend anything by Ms. Davidson, and this little book is no exception. As with her biography on Louis Braille, the subject of this book had to overcome great obstacles. In fact, young Tom was expelled from school. This part of his life, however, is only touched upon. Nevertheless, the young boy had to reinvent himself - my apologies for the banal phrase and the bad pun wrapped in one - and try to find success in the world of work. Here, the young boy was still prone to accidents and still had difficulty spelling. Here, I applaud Ms. Davidson for describing an individual with a learning disability and how he was able to use his talents to compensate for it. Lets not forget, this book was written in 1964, when special education was much less advance than it is today.
Young Tom had another accident - a fortunate one, as he landed a job as a telegraph operator. This job would inspire Tom to create similar products of electronic genius, leading to his famous laboratory at Menlo Park, NJ. This, the Secret Room No. 5, and the most important of his inventions are described in detail.
Margaret Davidson treats her subject with great respect and tells his story in the sympathetic way for which she is know. Children can learn a lot from reading the biographies of people who led noteworthy, if not extraordinary lives. This sentiment holds especially true for this wonderful little book.
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Jump to navigation. Thomas Alva Edison, born in Ohio on February 11, , was one of the most well-known inventors of all time. He spent a few of his early years in formal schooling, but he received most of his education at home. Thomas set up a laboratory in the basement of his family's Michigan home and spent most of his time experimenting. Edison's mother, Nancy, knew her son was fond of chemistry and electronics, so she gave him books to read on the subjects. One book explained how to perform chemistry experiments at home; Thomas did every one in the book.
Light Bulb Pioneers
Let there be Light! Historians agree that Thomas Edison was not the inventor of the electric light bulb, but he did produce the first commercially viable one. This is an early sketch from Thomas Edison of his light bulb.
In his 84 years, Thomas Edison acquired a record number of 1, patents singly or jointly and was the driving force behind such innovations as the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb and one of the earliest motion picture cameras. In addition to his talent for invention, Edison was also a successful manufacturer and businessman who was highly skilled at marketing his inventions—and himself—to the public. He was the seventh and last child born to Samuel Edison Jr. Thomas Edison received little formal education, and left school in to being working on the railroad between Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan , where his family then lived. During the Civil War , Edison learned the emerging technology of telegraphy, and traveled around the country working as a telegrapher.
He established the first industrial research laboratory. Edison was raised in the American Midwest ; early in his career he worked as a telegraph operator , which inspired some of his earliest inventions. He later established a botanic laboratory in Fort Myers, Florida in collaboration with businessmen Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone , and a laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey that featured the world's first film studio , the Black Maria. He was a prolific inventor , holding 1, US patents in his name , as well as patents in other countries. Edison married twice and fathered six children. He died in of the complications of diabetes.
Since the dawn of human history, moonlight, candles and lanterns provided the only illumination. During the first half of the 19th century, gas lighting developed and flourished. Unfortunately, gas produced a flickering light that burned down theaters and homes worldwide. Electric arc lighting, invented in , was much safer but far too bright for use in a small area. A smaller light was needed, and in Thomas Edison patented the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb. Born in Milan, Ohio February 11, , Thomas Alva Edison credited his mother for the success of his ever-inquisitive mind, once saying, "My mother was the making of me.