Edison’s middle name
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courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always
America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be
brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! –
Edison’s middle name "Alva" was given in honor of
who operated a fleet of ships on Lake Erie.
Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an
inventor and businessman who developed many important devices.
Wizard of Menlo Park"
was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass
production to the process of invention.
was considered one of the most prolific inventors of his time,
holding a record 1,093 patents in his name. Most of these
inventions were not completely original but improvements of
earlier patents, and were actually made by his numerous employees
- Edison was frequently criticized for not sharing the credits.
Nevertheless, Edison received patents worldwide, including the
United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Edison
started the Motion Picture Patents Company, which was a
conglomerate of nine major film studios (commonly known as the
the early 1900's, Thomas Edison bought a house in Fort Myers,
Florida (Seminole Lodge) as a winter retreat. Henry Ford, the
automobile magnate lived across the street at his winter retreat
(The Mangoes). They were friends until one of the men died.
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