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Thomas Edison’s First Invention and More

Thomas Edison, who held over 1093 patients for inventions, had to start somewhere and today’s the day. In 1862, Edison was granted his first patent for an electric voting machine that he offered to Congress but no one want to use it. His next invention was much more profitable earning him $40,000 for an improved stock market ticket tape machine. Edison was known as ‘The Wizard of Menlo Park’, a nickname he acquired because his ‘invention factory’ was in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

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