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Thomas Edison

An American businessman and inventor. He is especially known for inventing the light bulb, but he also created the phonograph, which laid the foundation for much of modern telecommunications. He founded General Electric. Edison lived from 1847 to 1931.
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Thomas Nier is an editor of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, a 15- to 20-volume series, the first volume of which will be published this spring by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Within the photo of Edison's last breath, a card next to the glass tube alerts the viewer: "It is alleged that Henry Ford asked Thomas A. Edison's son, Charles, to collect an exhaled breath from the lungs of Ford's dying hero and friend.
Management was centralized by the creation of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., in 1910, but that structure gave way to manufacturing- and marketing-oriented divisions a few years later.
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