thomas edison

the inventor of the lightbulb

the wizard of menlo park

Thomas Edison was one of the greatest inventors of all time. At the end of his life, he registered 1,093 patents including the phonograph, stock ticker, and lightbulb.

early, middle, and later life

some of edison's inventions

fun facts

Edison was very sick as a child and caught scarlet fever

He was a telegrapher for the Union during the Civil War

Thomas made a homemade telegraph that stretched half a mile with his best friend.

Edison totaled 1,093 patents when he died