Edison, His Life and Inventions

Frank Lewis DYER (1870 - 1941) and Thomas Commerford MARTIN (1856 - 1924)

A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage battery, and the electric light. In the words of the authors, "It is designed in these pages to bring the reader face to face with Edison; to glance at an interesting childhood and a youthful period marked by a capacity for doing things, and by an insatiable thirst for knowledge; then to accompany him into the great creative stretch of forty years, during which he has done so much. This book shows him plunged deeply into work for which he has always had an incredible capacity, reveals the exercise of his unsurpassed inventive ability, his keen reasoning powers, his tenacious memory, his fertility of resource; follows him through a series of innumerable experiments, conducted methodically, reaching out like rays of search-light into all the regions of science and nature, and finally exhibits him emerging triumphantly from countless difficulties bearing with him in new arts the fruits of victorious struggle." (written by Justin Barrett, with authors' quote taken from the work itself)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Justin S Barrett
00:05:38
Play 01 The Age Of Electricity Justin S Barrett
00:13:42
Play 02 Edison's Pedigree Justin S Barrett
00:21:43
Play 03 Boyhood At Port Huron, Michigan Alana Jordan
00:45:52
Play 04 The Young Telegraph Operator jude kaider
00:30:02
Play 05 Arduous Years In The Central West ontheroad
00:51:48
Play 06 Work And Invention In Boston ontheroad
00:24:30
Play 07 The Stock Ticker RaySee
00:44:09
Play 08 Automatic, Duplex, And Quadruplex Telegraphy Tysto
00:57:24
Play 09 The Telephone, Motograph, And Microphone Heidi Preuss
01:07:55
Play 10 The Phonograph J. M. Smallheer
00:47:12
Play 11 The Invention Of The Incandescent Lamp J. M. Smallheer
00:51:21
Play 12 Memories Of Menlo Park Ralph Snelson
00:52:50
Play 13 A World-Hunt For Filament Material Melissa
00:29:57
Play 14 Inventing A Complete System Of Lighting Heidi Preuss
00:58:09
Play 15 Introduction Of The Edison Electric Light Nelly (林子)
01:04:28
Play 16 The First Edison Central Station Anthony Wilson
00:56:06
Play 17 Other Early Stations -- the Meter Mitchell L Leopard
00:59:08
Play 18 The Electric Railway Heidi Preuss
00:48:31
Play 19 Magnetic Ore Milling Work William Kevin Manire
00:45:44
Play 20 Edison Portland Cement Melissa
00:35:44
Play 21 Motion Pictures Denny Sayers
00:52:48
Play 22 The Development Of The Edison Storage Battery Heidi Preuss
00:39:39
Play 23 Miscellaneous Inventions Kalynda
00:36:57
Play 24 Edison's Method In Inventing Kalynda
00:47:30
Play 25 The Laboratory At Orange And The Staff Alec Daitsman
00:45:24
Play 26 Edison In Commerce And Manufacture Heidi Preuss
00:44:02
Play 27 The Value Of Edison's Inventions To The World Denny Sayers
00:52:10
Play 28 The Black Flag Mitchell L Leopard
01:10:14
Play 29 The Social Side Of Edison Pamnache
01:10:15
Play 30 Appendix: Introduction Melissa
00:02:17
Play 31 Appendix I. The Stock Printer Melissa
00:14:45
Play 32 Appendix II. The Quadruplex And Phonoplex Anna-Maria Viola
00:32:14
Play 33 Appendix III. Automatic Telegraphy Heidi Preuss
00:18:51
Play 34 Appendix IV. Wireless Telegraphy Heidi Preuss
00:30:24
Play 35 Appendix V. The Electromotograph Anna Simon
00:09:22
Play 36 Appendix VI. The Telephone Esther
00:10:00
Play 37 Appendix VII. Edison's Tasimeter Justin S Barrett
00:05:16
Play 38 Appendix VIII. The Edison Phonograph Esther
00:14:57
Play 39 Appendix IX. The Incandescent Lamp Jerome Lawsen
00:13:00
Play 40 Appendix X. Edison's Dynamo Work Melissa
00:32:04
Play 41 Appendix XI. The Edison Feeder System Melissa
00:15:57
Play 42 Appendix XII. The Three-Wire System Esther
00:10:24
Play 43 Appendix XIII. Edison's Electric Railway Heidi Preuss
00:17:46
Play 44 Appendix XIV. Train Telegraphy Esther
00:05:59
Play 45 Appendix XV. Kinetograph And Projecting Kinetoscope Jerome Lawsen
00:08:38
Play 46 Appendix XVI. Edison's Ore-Milling Inventions Melissa
00:18:14
Play 47 Appendix XVII. The Long Cement Kiln Esther
00:09:43
Play 48 Appendix XVIII. Edison's New Storage Battery Jerome Lawsen
00:15:33
Play 49 Appendix XIX. Edison's Poured Cement House Esther
00:09:26
Play 50 Appendix: List Of United States Patents, part 1 Justin S Barrett
01:05:26
Play 51 Appendix: List Of United States Patents, part 2 Esther
00:47:56
Play 52 Appendix: Foreign Patents Justin S Barrett
00:02:30