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Thomas Alva Edison

(1847—1931) American inventor

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Edison, Thomas A.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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(1847–1931), American inventor and manufacturer. ...

The most prolific inventor in American history, Thomas Edison played a major role

Edison, Thomas

Edison, Thomas (11 Feb 1847)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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(b Milan, OH, 11 Feb 1847; d West Orange, NJ, 18 Oct 1931), ...

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Edison, Thomas Alva

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World Encyclopedia

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Edison made many important inventions, such as the telegraph, phonograph (1877), the first commercially successful electric light ( ...

Edison, Thomas Alva

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The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

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2010
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Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio on 11 February 1847, the son of Samuel and Nancy Edison ...

Edison, Thomas

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1847–1931), inventor and business entrepreneur. ... Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, but moved with his family to Port Huron, Michigan, at age seven. He was educated ... More
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A Dictionary of Scientists

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(1847–1931) American physicist and inventor ... Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, and was taught at home by his mother – he had been expelled from school as ‘retarded’, perhaps ... More

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