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A township of central New Jersey southwest of New York City. It was the site of Thomas Edison's Menlo Park laboratory.


(Biography) Thomas Alva. 1847–1931, US inventor. He patented more than a thousand inventions, including the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, the microphone, and the kinetoscope


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1. Thomas Alva, 1847–1931, U.S. inventor, esp. of electrical devices.
2. a township in central New Jersey. 70,193.
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To the complete bewilderment of Bell, it coolly announced that it had "the only original telephone," and that it was ready to supply "superior telephones with all the latest improvements made by the original inventors--Dolbear, Gray, and Edison.
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In 1871, Thomas Edison took the earnings from his first invention and leaped into the "innovation business" by setting up a lab whose sole function was to act as a "hothouse for innovation.
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Thomas Edison is celebrated for inventing the phonograph and the lightbulb, not to mention electrifying major North American cities.