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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.
He was scarcely seated in his managerial chair, when the Western Union threw the entire Bell army into confusion by launching the Edison transmitter.
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I'll have a row of electric lamps up here inside of six months, and you won't know it again, with a thousand candle-power Swan and Edison right here in front of the hall door.
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