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Thomas Edison (1847-1930) Invents the Light Bulb
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Thomas Edison (1847-1930) Invents the Light Bulb
Edison's Light Bulb Patent (1880)Thomas Alva Edison was born in the small Ohio town of Milan on February 11, 1847.

He was a prodigious inventor and cunning businessman. In his laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey, he designed a great number of things. It was in 1879 that he filed a patent for an electric light bulb using a carbon filament (U.S. patent 223,898).

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