Edison’s Vision Of Family Entertainment
Thomas Alva Edison, “The Wizard of Menlo Park” is America’s most prolific inventor and its most popular man of science. He began as a telegraph operator and spent his time reading and experimenting. His first patent was in 1869 for an electric vote recorder. Edison is the third most prolific inventor in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name. Here is a list of Edison’s patents :
His patents include the phonograph, the stock ticker, the first successful incandescent light bulb, the motion picture camera, the carbon microphone used in telephones, electric power distribution, the fluoroscope, and the industrial research lab.
Edison envisioned a time when the entire family would gather and watch images on a screen.