Thomas Edison, the great inventor of all times

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Thomas Alva Edison was one of the great inventors of all times. Many people remember him for the invention of light bulb but he holds the credit to register 2,332 Patents worldwide. 1,093 of them were approved in USA and many of his patents were an improved version of some old inventions.

We can find his inventions in many places and there are many advanced inventions that are based on his ideas. He invented not only the light bulb but also a Phonograph, Motion Picture camera, a mechanical vote recorder and much much more.

Edison was not a good student but he loved to do new experiments. At the age of 10, he built his first
lab to perform his experiments.

An amazing incident of Edison’s childhood when he let his home maid about to die but she luckily saved. He used to think that birds eat the insects so the power of these insects make them fly. So, once he gathered these insects and blended them to make their juice, he then let his maid to drink this juice. After drinking this mixture of insects the maid became unconscious but luckily saved.

His another achievement is the light bulb, he made approximately 3,000 attempts to make a long lasting light bulb. Although light bulb was not his invention but he was the one and only to make such a successful light bulb.

Although he has registered 2,332 patents, but let us tell you about some of his top inventions.

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  • Electric Telegraphs
  • Telegraph-Signal Boxes
  • Stencil Pens (Old shape of a Tattoo Machine)
  • Electric Lamp
  • Webermeter
  • Dynamo-Electric Machine
  • Phonograph
  • Alkaline Battery



This list will end after 2,332 registered patents of Thomas Edison but the advantages we are taking from his patents shall never end.

5 Responses to Thomas Edison, the great inventor of all times
  1. huytu
    April 18, 2012 | 4:52 am

    Nikola Tesla was a greater inventor than Edison

  2. admin
    April 18, 2012 | 5:58 am

    Thanks huytu for the comments.
    Everyone has there own opinion and we respect that. We will write about Nikola tesla as well..

    almost all inventors are great, it is because of them our lives are much easier and better except for some, who made it a hell 🙂

  3. Michael Shields
    May 22, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Agree completely… Tesla is basically unknown by most as compared to Edison but he clearly demonstrated he was on a level by himself. Not to necessarily discredit Edison, but Tesla was by far the greatest inventor of the era.

  4. Max
    September 8, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    These kinds of titles are always bad. On the other hand I’m sorry that I’m even mentioning Edison in the same sentence with Tesla. Tesla was maybe(!) the greatest inventor of all times but he is certainly much greater than the guy we’re speaking about…

  5. Aaron
    May 27, 2013 | 6:13 am

    Edison was a charlatan. He was unimaginative, arrogant, and dangerous. Tesla was a genius the likes that could never be understood. He pursued knowledge, pushed forward culture, innovation, and science. He put it on the line when it came to his work unlike Edison. Plus Nicola sought the betterment of man. Edison a great inventor, what a joke.

    “Thomas Edison, the great inventor of all times” – no one ever

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