Midnight at Menlo Park!
During the customary "late night feast" after midnight at Menlo Park, the technicians and other members of the research team would resign to their homes which was not too far away from the laboratory. Edison continued working until he felt sleepy, often taking a forty winks nap by lying on one of the work bench, and occasionally he would lie on floor waking an hour or two later, then continued with his revise. While performing experiments on the incandescent light bulb, it was alleged that Thomas Edison worked for more than 20 hours every day for fourteen months! Such headship, dedication and ardour from the head man of the laboratory!
It was indeed, a rousing and inspirational to other work colleagues of the organisation as they solemnly committed themselves to long hours of hard work too! Thomas Edison tested a colossal amount of different types materials to produce a filament that would not melt at high temperature. Amongst the materials that Thomas Edison tested were metals, animal furs, skins, and several different plants until he found the right blend of plants that could be used for the light bulb filament!
General Electric Company
When the members of staff at the laboratory were on the threshold of giving up, Thomas Edison would encouraged them, by stating: "The more we fail, the closer we are to success. We are lucky if we get one success out of 100 trials. Never give up!" The Phonograph, Electric light, Telephone and Kinetoscope are just a few of the well known developments by Thomas Edison. There were also a series of other discoveries in Edison's laboratory closet of electrical appliances, ranging from electric fan, iron, heater, and toaster to office tools such as the mimeograph, typewriter and the microphone. Edison had a deliberation in providing realistic merchandise to common city residents with value for money products as he felt that all his inventions would benefit mankind. In the wisdom gained from developing those products Thomas Edison was definitely the sole originator of "General Electric" and even though Thomas Edison's hearing was impaired, it never impeded his great thirst for hard work!
The Wax Cylinder Record
Thomas Edison doggedness in improvising the telephone, conjured the Phonograph, yet with his handicapped hearing it was as if he could hear sounds without much restraint. Thomas Alva Edison as a young man invented a telegrapher which could be used to record Morse Codes, made of cardboard. This machine could replicate the codes no matter how rapid the code came in. As Edison watched, he
discovered that the stylus for this machine was producing various sounds as it moved along the grooves in the cardboard. This discovery was important, as it was the first step to his invention of the phonograph. This invention was pursued by the manufacture of countless eminence of sound configuration, such as the wax cylinder record, disc record, stereo, cassette tapes, compact discs, the digital video discs used today! Although the Nobel Prize eluded him, on the contrary; Thomas Alva Edison was never bothered nor did he cared about not receiving the Nobel Prize! However, without much ado, Edison went on win numerous amount of medals and gained honourable statue!