What problems did Thomas Edison have inventing the light bulb?


What problems did Thomas Edison have inventing the light bulb?

The Science and Technological Background

The 1800s was a time of great scientific discovery and technological advancement, but any technology - including the development of the light bulb - builds upon previous discoveries. A number of people were working on similar technologies at any given moment; for example, the telephone was invented by two different people, but the credit was given to the person who delivered his patent application a few hours before the other.

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Any invention must overcome several factors to become a successful product, and this was true for Edison's light bulb. Those elements are long-life,...

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Ages of Technology in History


Chapter 3 / Lesson 15

There is so much human history to study, have you ever wondered if we can approach it all? In this lesson, we'll talk about categorizing history through technology and discuss periods of major technological changes.

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