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Thomas Edison and his workers patented 1,093 inventions. Three of the most famous were the incandescent
light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture.
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Samuel Morse - His invention of the telegraph increased the speed in which information could be transferred
from one location to another. Also, he invented morse code.
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George Eastman - Invented an inexpensive box camera called the Kodak camera.
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Charles Goodyear - The technique of using vulcanized rubber allowed rubber to have many more uses due
to its ability to stand up to bad weather.
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Nikola Tesla Is credit with three inventions: the a/c current, the radio, and fluorescent lighting.
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Alexander Graham Bell - The telephone invented by Bell allowed individuals to have phones. Before,
telephone businesses relied on the telegraph.
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Cyrus McCormick - Inventor of the mechanical reaper which made the harvesting of grain more efficient
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George Westinghouse - Westinghouse's two most important inventions were the transformer which allowed
electricity to be sent over long distances and the air brake.
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Richard Gatling - Inventor of the first machine gun.
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Isaac Singer - He and Elias Hower were involved with the invention of the sewing machine.
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