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Which of the following best shows the broad scope of Thomas Edison’s work? His name was on more than 1,000 patents. He became famous during his own lifetime. He was a self-taught inventor. He is still well known today.

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Kristi Hammond on June 20, 2018

His name was on more than 1,000 patents. A scientist's work can often be measured by the number of patents they had under their name. This is especially true for the modern scientists, who have had the possibility of patenting their work. The work of Thomas Edison was immense and its large number of patents show the magnitude of his work. Edison is without a doubt most famous for his work on electricity and the electric light bulb. He also had the patent for the telegraph, the phonograph, cinema, and the film of the camera, a mimeograph, a microphone, and many other items. Edison's work produced about 1,000 patents in the U.S. and another approximately 1,200 in the whole world.

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