- Thomas Al·va [al-vuh] /ˈæl və/, 1847–1931, U.S. inventor, especially of electrical devices.
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And he would transform the electronics market that Edison had helped forge.
For Edison, electricity was the fuel that powered a series of innovations.
Steve Jobs performed a similar feat at Apple, more than a century after Edison worked his magic.
And so, in a lesser-known breakthrough, Edison went on to build the first electrical power station and system.
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In this retreat Edison is surrounded with everything that his heart desires.
Edison was acquainted with two experimental facts on which to base the invention.
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- Thomas Alva. 1847–1931, US inventor. He patented more than a thousand inventions, including the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, the microphone, and the kinetoscope
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- American inventor and physicist who took out more than 1,000 patents in his lifetime. His inventions include the telegraph (1869), microphone (1877), and light bulb (1879). He also designed the first power plant (1881-82), making possible the widespread distribution of electricity. During World War I, Edison worked on a number of military devices, including flamethrowers, periscopes, and torpedoes.
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