People continue to marvel about Thomas Edison’s impact on society.  He not only created new inventions, but he was also truly innovative because he took these products all the way to the consumer.  His inventions were amazing, but what separated him from many other inventors was Edison’s ability to create systems necessary for his products to be useful.  He invented the phonograph and then created the records for people to listen to.  With motion pictures he not only created the projector but he also created the movies that went into the nickelodeon and eventually into theaters.  Practical use of electricity was even more challenging.  Others had created simple light bulbs, but Edison created a longer lasting light bulb and the system so every house could use it.

History.com has created some new videos on important gadgets in history.  Here is the one they created for Edison.  It is definitely worth the time to look.  To view, Click here.

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