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19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented

Natalie Colarossi   

19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented
LifeScience1 min read
Edison with Phonograph
  • Thomas Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors of all time. He produced 1,093 patents and a trove of creations that helped shape modern history.
  • That being said, he was falsely credited for some inventions, including the lightbulb, and much of his work never gained the recognition he had hoped for.
  • From the precursor to the tattoo gun, to a phone that can contact the dead, here's a list of Edison's inventions you probably never knew about.
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Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in the small town of Milan, Ohio.

Throughout his lifetime, he earned 1,093 patents, and became the driving force behind some of the most important technological innovations of the 20th Century.

Not only did he conceive of ideas as original as the phonograph and alkaline battery, but he also worked to expand on existing ideas - such as the lightbulb - and brought them to fruition in creative ways.

His mind was so rampant with invention that he became known as the "Wizard of Menlo Park," and his list of works far exceeds what most of us have come to know him by.

Here some of the most remarkable inventions you probably never knew Edison and his research assistants created.




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