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The Life and Achievements of Thomas Edison

Edwin A. Locke

Presented at: IRM 1996

Date: Jun 29, 1996

Thomas Edison has been called the world's greatest inventor. He was awarded 1,093 patents for creations pertaining to: the vote recorder, the stock ticker, the repeating telegraph, the incandescent lamp, the phonograph, and many other devices. He was a major figure, both as an inventor and as an industrialist, in bringing the world into the electrical age. The course summarizes his life, major inventions, and commercial achievements.



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