Thomas Alva Edison


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thomas Alva Edison United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
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In literature:

His name was Thomas Alva Edison.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
It was in 1877 that Thomas Alva Edison completed the first phonograph.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
Edison, Thomas Alva, 97.
"Scotland's Mark on America" by George Fraser Black
Thomas Alva Edison was then about fifteen years of age.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla were conspicuously identified with these astonishing applications of electric energy.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
THOMAS ALVA EDISON, born at Alva, Ohio, February 11, 1847, had no schooling except the attrition of life.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, July, 1893" by Various
Thomas Alva Edison is one of the most remarkable men of all times and places.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847, at Milan, Erie County, O., an obscure canal village.
"Inventors" by Philip Gengembre Hubert

In news:

IN August 1931, Thomas Alva Edison, age 84, became gravely ill with kidney problems.
Edison, an inventor, environmentalist and philanthropist who was the last surviving child of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison, died on Tuesday at his home in West Orange.
On Jan 27, 1880, less than two years after introducing his tin foil phonograph, Thomas Alva Edison earned a patent for another bright idea: the incandescent light bulb.
Avaya Wins Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for Unique Method of Enabling Real-time Collaboration.

In science:

The first problem concerns the possibility of replacing dome stic lightning, that was then provided by the burning of gases, by d.c. electricity combined with the novel (at the time) incandescent light bulb patented by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) in 1880.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age