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Known for: He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Invention: Phonograph

Born: February 11, 1847

Died: October 18, 1931

Residence: Milan, Ohio

Thomas Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology. Setting up a lab in Menlo Park, some of the products he developed included the telegraph, phonograph, electric light bulb, alkaline storage batteries and Kinetograp...

Inventor: Thomas Alva Edison

Year: 1877

Location: America

As the middle of 19th century enabled the inventors to use new and exciting technologies, the field of sound waves science reached new heights with the discovery of inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville' s phonautograph. Even though this simple sound recording machine never managed to reach financial and commercial success, it paved a way for future inventors to create technologies that would forever change the way we consume music and entire music making industr...

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