Thursday, January 19, 2006

Phonograph, light bulb and movie camera-projector (kinetoscope): Thomas Edison

"The wizard of Menlo Park" was Thomas Edison's nickname. He assembled a team of canny engineers and guided them to the creation of items such as the phonography, incandescent light bulb and motion picture camera & projector.

Edison was also successful as a businessman and father. See more on his work at the American Memory site of the Library of Congress.

He and his contemporaries, such as Henry Ford, were part of a shift of power from Europe, home of the industrial revolution, to America. In the 1890's America's inventors and developers were highly successful.

No comments: