Thomas Alva Edison Essay
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Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison was one of the greatest inventors. He was a smart man. Thomas invented many things such as the light bulb and phonograph. Without the light bulb we would still be using candles and lanterns like they did many years ago. Although Thomas was deaf he worked hard and never gave up.
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He had many family members. He had a father named Samuel Odgen Edison and a mother named Nancy Elliott Edison. Thomas' mother pulled him from school because Thomas' teacher called him a"retard." Nancy Edison taught her son at home. Thomas has six siblings and he was the youngest child in the Edison family. Thomas was interested in many…show more content…
Thomas studied books on mechanics, manufacturing, and chemistry at the public library. He spent a long time studying Newtown's Principles. He also read lots of books such as Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Hume's History of England,
Sear's History of the World, Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, and The Dictoinaries of Sciences.
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. In October of 1879 Edison patented his incandescent lamp. Edison and his team made a new vacuum pump to make better vacuums in glass light bulbs. It was better known as the "glow bulb." Thomas' second attempt at the glow bulb successfully lit for forty hours. On New Year's Eve Edison lit up Menlo
Park with thirty glow bulbs. Electricity would replace gas for lighting purposes. The light bulb gives off light so that we can see with out lanterns and candles. The Edison Lamp Company produced 1,000 lightbulbs a day.
It has improved since it's original version. In 1880, Edison invented the incandescent lamp. In the year 1910, Tungsten filament was discovered giving off white light instead of yellow light. In 1925, lamps were given an inside frosting that had a fine spray of hydrofluoric acid. In the late 19th century, florescent lamps were invented. Theyare tubes filled with low-pressure neon gas.
Thomas Edison invented many things we still used today. I think the light bulb was the greatest invention because it is hard to see with out light bulbs. Without the
Show MoreFrom Ancient Mesopotamia came a revolutionary tool that has crystallized the world into the complex civilization it is today, the wheel. The wheel has commutated the very way we live and think about the world and all credit goes to Ancient Mesopotamia for providing this life changing invention. Wheels are everywhere we look and in places that you wouldn't even think. Wheels are used everyday in some way or another and come in many sizes and innumerable different materials and purposes. This prodigious invention has helped ancient Mesopotamians work, move, and live and still helps us today. Mesopotamia ,now modern day Iraq, is known as the “cradle of civilization” and was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers…show more content…
The wheel helps everyone expand in some way. Another example is writing, with this you can only keep records or write stories while the wheel can take you all across the country. And with medicine you can cure disease and treat injuries but with the wheel you can expand to farther places to find new kinds of medicine. As you can see the wheel is by far the best invention in Ancient Mesopotamian history.
The wheel was invented because work was getting harder in Mesopotamia,they needed something to make life easier and make moving heavy loads, planting crops, and making pottery easier. Not only did this make work easier but it expanded to so much more, It became a theatrical tool in the coliseum and was a wonder on farming, It also made making pottery easier too. The wheel is something that is still used today in almost everything such as a motor or more importantly the car. Transportation has evolved greatly from chariots and waggons, now there are Bugattis and Lamborghinis. It is amazing to look back to the origins of the wheel and see how it has evolved from a piece of wood to a complex, high strength, piece of metal with rubber over it. And wheels aren't only just for cars now they are in lots of devices and machines that move, for example a motor for the car has many little wheels in it or a wind up toy. they are every where. According to ancient clay tablets, the earliest known use of the wheel which was as early as