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26 Mar 2015

Thomas Alva Edison - 5th Class English

    
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      I was  dull  in my  studies  and could not study much. I was deaf and unable to hear anything. Around the age of twelve, I lost almost all my hearing. Once I was grabbed by my ears and lifted to a train and it might have caused me the disability. I did not let my disability discourage me. However, and often I treated it as an asset, since it made it easier  for me  to  concentrate  on my experiments and research. What made me such a great inventor is my questioning mind. As a young boy I was busy doing experiments. Though I failed in all my experiments, I learnt a lot from them.

      At the age of 12, I saved the life of the son of a station master. As a reward of it I got the opportunity of learning telegraph operation. Then I did the job of a telegraph operator travelling throughout the United States. I, however, saved enough money from my earnings to open a workshop of my own and set about my experiments.

      I invented Voice recorder, Printing telegraph and Carbon telephone transmitter.  I had made over 1000 experiments before I succeeded in inventing the ‘electric bulb’. In 1882, I set up a power station, which supplied power, first time, to a few residents of New York city.

-Thomas Alva Edison


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