Edison, Thomas A.
An American inventor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He patented more than a thousand devices, including the phonograph and the incandescent light bulb.
Edison originated the proverb “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
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