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Edison, Thomas - Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety nine per cent perspiration

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Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety nine per cent perspiration" Edison

And the question we need to ask is - aah yes, but where does the inspiration come from?

 

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Thomas Edison accumulated 2,332 patents worldwide for his inventions. 1,093 of Edison's patents were in the United States, but other patents were approved in countries around the globe. This must be one of the more extraordinary examples of inspiration followed by perspiration we have on the site! The following list describes the first hundred patents, which mainly deal with the telegraph system.  Please note that the links take you away from this site.  I have not checked them all to ensure they are still unbroken!

  • patent number – name of patent (external links to patent images in TIFF format)

  1. U.S. Patent 0,090,646 – Electrographic Vote-Recorder : Edison's first patent. Permitted a "yes" or "no" vote via one of two switches. Washington congressmen were not interested in the device and the invention was unsuccessful. (1869)

  2. U.S. Patent 0,091,527 – Printing-Telegraphs

  3. U.S. Patent 0,096,567 – Printing-Telegraph Apparatus

  4. U.S. Patent 0,096,681 – Automatic Electrical Switch for Telegraph Apparatus

  5. U.S. Patent 0,102,320 – Printing-Telegraph Apparatus

  6. U.S. Patent 0,103,035 – Electro-Motor Escapements

  7. U.S. Patent 0,103,924 – Printing-Telegraph Instruments

  8. U.S. Patent 0,111,112 – Governors for Electro-Motors

  9. U.S. Patent 0,113,033 – Printing-Telegraph Apparatus

  10. U.S. Patent 0,113,034 – Printing-Telegraph Apparatus

  11. U.S. Patent 0,114,656 – Telegraphic Transmitting Instruments

  12. U.S. Patent 0,114,657 – Relay-Magnets for Telegraph Instruments

  13. U.S. Patent 0,114,658 – Electro-Magnets for Telegraph Instruments

  14. U.S. Patent 0,121,601 – Machinery for Perforating Paper for Telegraph Purposes

  15. U.S. Patent 0,123,005 – Telegraph Apparatus (1872)

  16. U.S. Patent 0,123,006 – Printing-Telegraphs

  17. U.S. Patent 0,123,984 – Telegraph Apparatus

  18. U.S. Patent 0,124,800 – Telegraphic Recording Instruments

  19. U.S. Patent 0,126,528 – Type-Wheels for Printing-Telegraphs

  20. U.S. Patent 0,126,529 – Type-Wheels for Printing-Telegraphs

  21. U.S. Patent 0,126,530 – Printing-Telegraphs

  22. U.S. Patent 0,126,531 – Printing-Telegraphs

  23. U.S. Patent 0,126,532 – Printing-Telegraphs

  24. U.S. Patent 0,126,533 – Printing-Telegraphs

  25. U.S. Patent 0,126,534 – Printing-Telegraphs

  26. U.S. Patent 0,126,535 – Printing-Telegraphs

  27. U.S. Patent 0,128,131 – Printing-Telegraphs

  28. U.S. Patent 0,128,604 – Printing-Telegraphs

  29. U.S. Patent 0,128,605 – Printing-Telegraphs

  30. U.S. Patent 0,128,606 – Printing-Telegraphs

  31. U.S. Patent 0,128,607 – Printing-Telegraphs

  32. U.S. Patent 0,128,608 – Printing-Telegraph Instruments

  33. U.S. Patent 0,130,795 – Electro-Magnets

  34. U.S. Patent 0,131,334 – Rheotomes or Circuit-Directors

  35. U.S. Patent 0,131,335 – Printing-Telegraphs

  36. U.S. Patent 0,131,336 – Printing-Telegraphs

  37. U.S. Patent 0,131,337 – Printing-Telegraphs

  38. U.S. Patent 0,131,338 – Printing-Telegraphs

  39. U.S. Patent 0,131,339 – Printing-Telegraphs

  40. U.S. Patent 0,131,340 – Printing-Telegraphs

  41. U.S. Patent 0,131,341 – Printing-Telegraph Instruments

  42. U.S. Patent 0,131,342 – Printing-Telegraph Instruments

  43. U.S. Patent 0,131,343 – Transmitters and Circuits for Printing-Telegraphs

  44. U.S. Patent 0,131,344 – Unison-Stops for Printing-Telegraphs

  45. U.S. Patent 0,132,455 – Paper for Chemical Telegraphs etc.

  46. U.S. Patent 0,132,456 – Apparatus for Perforating Paper for Telegraphic Use

  47. U.S. Patent 0,133,019 – Electrical Printing-Machines

  48. U.S. Patent 0,133,841 – Type-Writing Machines

  49. U.S. Patent 0,134,866 – Printing-Telegraph Instruments (1873)

  50. U.S. Patent 0,134,867 – Automatic Telegraph Instruments

  51. U.S. Patent 0,134,868 – Electro-Magnetic Adjusters

  52. U.S. Patent 0,135,531 – Circuits for Chemical Telegraphs

  53. U.S. Patent 0,138,869 – Printing-Telegraphs

  54. U.S. Patent 0,138,870 – Printing-Telegraphs

  55. U.S. Patent 0,139,128 – Printing-Telegraphs

  56. U.S. Patent 0,139,129 – Printing-Telegraphs

  57. U.S. Patent 0,140,487 – Printing-Telegraphs

  58. U.S. Patent 0,140,488 – Printing-Telegraphs

  59. U.S. Patent 0,140,489 – Circuits for Printing-Telegraphs

  60. U.S. Patent 0,141,772 – Circuits for Automatic or Chemical Telegraphs

  61. U.S. Patent 0,141,773 – Circuits for Automatic Telegraphs

  62. U.S. Patent 0,141,774 – Chemical Telegraphs

  63. U.S. Patent 0,141,775 – Perforators for Automatic Telegraphs

  64. U.S. Patent 0,141,776 – Circuits for Automatic Telegraphs

  65. U.S. Patent 0,141,777 – Relay-Magnets

  66. U.S. Patent 0,142,688 – Electrical Regulators for Transmitting-Instruments

  67. U.S. Patent 0,142,999 – Galvanic Batteries

  68. U.S. Patent 0,146,812 – Telegraph-Signal Boxes

  69. U.S. Patent 0,147,311 – Electric Telegraphs

  70. U.S. Patent 0,147,312 – Perforators for Automatic Telegraphy

  71. U.S. Patent 0,147,313 – Chemical Telegraphs

  72. U.S. Patent 0,147,314 – Circuits for Chemical Telegraphs

  73. U.S. Patent 0,147,917 – Duplex Telegraphs

  74. U.S. Patent 0,150,846 – Telegraph-Relays

  75. U.S. Patent 0,150,847 – Receiving Instruments for Chemical Telegraphs

  76. U.S. Patent 0,150,848 – Chemical or Automatic Telegraphs

  77. U.S. Patent 0,151,209 – Automatic Telegraphy and Perforators Therefor

  78. U.S. Patent 0,154,788 – District Telegraph Signal-Boxes

  79. U.S. Patent 0,156,843 – Duplex Chemical Telegraphs

  80. U.S. Patent 0,158,787 – Telegraph Apparatus

  81. U.S. Patent 0,160,402 – Solutions for Chemical Telegraph-Paper

  82. U.S. Patent 0,160,403 – Solutions for Chemical Telegraph-Paper

  83. U.S. Patent 0,160,404 – Solutions for Chemical Telegraph-Paper

  84. U.S. Patent 0,160,405 – Adjustable Electro-Magnets for Relays, etc.

  85. U.S. Patent 0,160,580 – Solutions for Chemical Telegraph-Paper

  86. U.S. Patent 0,162,633 – Duplex Telegraphs

  87. U.S. Patent 0,166,859 – Chemical Telegraphy

  88. U.S. Patent 0,166,860 – Chemical Telegraphy

  89. U.S. Patent 0,166,861 – Chemical Telegraphy

  90. U.S. Patent 0,168,004 – Printing-Telegraphs

  91. U.S. Patent 0,168,242 – Transmitters and Receivers for Automatic Telegraphs

  92. U.S. Patent 0,168,243 – Automatic Telegraphs

  93. U.S. Patent 0,168,385 – Duplex Telegraphs

  94. U.S. Patent 0,168,465 – Solutions for Chemical Telegraphs

  95. U.S. Patent 0,168,466 – Solutions for Chemical Telegraphs

  96. U.S. Patent 0,168,467 – Recording-Points for Chemical Telegraphs

  97. U.S. Patent 0,169,972 – Electric-Signalling Instruments

  98. U.S. Patent 0,171,273 – Telegraph Apparatus

  99. U.S. Patent 0,172,305 – Automatic Roman-Character Telegraphs

  100. U.S. Patent 0,173,718 – Automatic Telegraphy

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Edison, Thomas

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