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Inventions: Communication(14 Photos)
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Thomas EdisonVideo Clip (2:51)
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Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the light bulb, paved the way for modern life.
Invention of the Lightbulb
Invention of the LightbulbVideo Clip (3:20)
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Thomas Edison gave us the light bulb, but it wasn't easy. See how multiple failures lead to a revolution that helped light up the world.
Edison's Failed Inventions
Edison's Failed InventionsVideo Clip (4:29)
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Thomas Edison had over 400 patents in just 8-years, but not all his ideas took off. See some bizarre failures from the Wizard of Menlo Park.
Invention of Electricity
Invention of ElectricityVideo Clip (4:22)
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Who really was first to discover electricity and who tried to stop scientists from harnessing it? Shocking discoveries!
Speeches & Audio (2)
Edison's PhonographAudio Clip (2:08)
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In a turn-of-the-century advertisement, Thomas Edison's newly invented phonograph "talks" to customers, describing its unique characteristics.
Thomas Edison on the Development of Electricity
Thomas Edison on the Development of ElectricityAudio Clip (1:37)
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In a speech recorded on an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder for the opening of the New York Electric Show on October 3, 1908, Thomas Edison reflects on the technological advances of the era.
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