Thomas Edison's insatiable curiosity and practical expertise led to scores of
brilliant inventions, most of which still profoundly affect the 21st century. From sound recording to the electric light to motion pictures to the research and
development lab, Edison represents true innovation.
Thomas Edison was at the forefront of modern technological and entertainment
industries – before they even had names. His unique vision, and his ability to create, innovate, produce, brand, market, and communicate these advancements to the public – long before Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Walt Disney or Henry Ford did – are unparalleled in history.
1880 The year Edison was granted a patent for the lightbulb
1,093 Patents acquired by Edison during his lifetime
1,700 Movies made with the kinetograph
45 Inventions made for the US Navy during WW1