Defin­ing Mo­ments

Edi­son ex­hausted

All About History - - DEFINING MOMENTS -

if you’ve had a long day at work, spare a thought for amer­i­can in­ven­tor and busi­ness­man thomas edi­son. this pic­ture was taken at 5.30am af­ter five con­tin­u­ous days and nights spent per­fect­ing the phono­graph, the first de­vice that could record and re­play au­dio. edi­son, who also patented the light bulb, stock ticker and over 1,000 other in­ven­tions, claimed he used to work an av­er­age of 20 hours a day.

1871

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