Everyday when we switch on the bulb or hear our favorite songs from our music player, we often remember that one name who gave us the pleasure and happiness of the light and the happiness, that one name who showered his grace upon the people all rounds the world- Thomas Alva Addison. The greatest American ever lived. He’s was a inventor of his words and an inventor who kept his promise
Today, it is not possible to imagine life without Edison’s inventions. He is certainly one of the greatest inventors in history. Among his many inventions included incandescent electric light bulb, phonograph, the motion picture projector, the automatic multiplex telegraph, the carbon telephone transmitter and the alkaline storage battery. Born on 11th February, 1847 in the city of Milan, Ohio, he’s one of the most genius minds of all time
Even at childhood, the reins of school and under age limits didn’t stop Addison to fulfill his wants for getting answers of the questions that struck his mind. He owed a great favor to his mother- Sarah, who listened to his questions with great patience and tried to answer them all. At early age of nearly 13, Addison went out to explore and to get experience wherever he can find it. He sold newspapers, stalled vendor shops at railway stations and worked in factories. He was loving this. After sometimes, he established a small laboratory in his train which was closed after a incident happened in the train. After becoming a famous scientist, he set up his own lab in the factory
He developed a complete electrical distribution system for light and power, set up the world’s first power plant in New York City, and invented the alkaline battery, the first electric railroad, and a host of other inventions that laid the basis for the modern electric world.
Thomas helped the states by doing war time inventions during the world. He said “I’ll never make such a thing which will help in growing the war, I’m here to make people happy” and he kept his promise
He died at his home in New Jersey on October 18, 1931.
He’s one of the greatest if not the greatest minds that has ever lived on earth
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration”