Thomas Edison Inventions

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  • Electrographic Vote Recorder

    Electrographic Vote Recorder
    Vote RecorderThe vote recorder was used by legislative bodies such as Congress. The recorder worked off a signals activated by a "yes" or "no" switch. The recording clerk then placed a sheet of chemically prepared paper over the columns of type and moved a metallic roller over the paper and type.
  • Cylinder Phonograph

    Cylinder Phonograph
    Thomas Edison came up with the idea of the Cylinder Phonograph in 1877, while working on another machine. He was working on a machine that would transcribe telegraphic messages through indentations on paper tape, which could later be sent over the telegraph. He realized that a telephone message could be recorded in a similar way. With some tweaks to the other machines design, Edison invented the Cylinder Phonograph.
  • Electricity and The Lightbulb

    Electricity and The Lightbulb
    LightbulbThomas Edison actually didn't "invent" the lightbult, but he made a 50-year idea come to life. Edison was able to produce a long-lasting source of light. Back then, the lightbult burned for thirteen and a half hours.
  • Motion Pictures

    Motion Pictures
    Motion Pictures
    Thomas Edison had a great love for film. He wanted to "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." Edison built a motion picture production studio in New Jersey.
  • Kinetophones and Kinetoscopes.

    Kinetophones and Kinetoscopes.
    The kinetophone united sound and sight through "talking" motion pictures. The kinetophones and kinetoscopes were actually one device. When looking through the kinetoscope to see the film, the sound was heard from the kinetophone.
  • Projectors and the Vitascope

    Projectors and the Vitascope
    The kinetoscopes were very popular even when the vitascope (a projector system) had come out. However, vitoscopes did draw in larger crowds to make a bigger profit. The vitoscope was first displayed in New York City.