Thomas Edison
This is a vignette put together for New Jerseyan Thomas Edison for his induction into the inaugural class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
William Cruickshank (chemist)
William Cruickshank (died 1810 or 1811) was a Scottish military surgeon and chemist, and professor of chemistry at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
William Cruickshank was awarded a diploma b...
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Georges Leclanché
Georges Leclanché (1839 – September 14, 1882) was a French electrical engineer chiefly remembered for his invention of the Leclanché cell, one of the first modern electrical batteries and the forerunn...
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Robert Bunsen
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen (30 March 1811 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium (in 1860) and rubidium (in 1861) with...
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Samuel Ruben
Samuel Ruben (14 July 1900 - 16 July 1988) was an American inventor who made lasting contributions to electrochemistry and solid-state technology, including the founding of Duracell.
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Golding Bird
Golding Bird (9 December 1814 – 27 October 1854) was a British medical doctor and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He became a great authority on kidney diseases and published a comp...
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Lewis Urry
Lewis Frederick Urry ((1927-01-29)January 29, 1927 – October 19, 2004(2004-10-19) (aged 77)) was a Canadian chemical engineer and inventor. He invented both the alkaline battery and lithium batt...
Edison Records
Edison Records was one of the earliest record labels which pioneered sound recording and reproduction and was an important player in the early recording industry.The first phonograph cylinders were ma...
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Josiah Latimer Clark
Josiah Latimer Clark (10 March 1822 – 30 October 1898), was an English Electrical Engineer, born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Josiah Latimer Clark was born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, ...
Giuseppe Zamboni
Giuseppe Zamboni (June 1, 1776 – July 25, 1846) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and physicist who invented the Zamboni pile, an early electric battery similar to the Voltaic pile.
He wa...
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Direct-drive turntable
A direct-drive turntable is one of the three main phonograph designs currently being produced. The other styles are the belt-drive turntable and the idler-wheel type. Each name is based upon the ty...
Edison National Historic Site
Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves Thomas Edison's laboratory and residence, Glenmont, in Llewellyn Park in West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. For more than 40 year...
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Francis Robbins Upton
Francis Robbins Upton (1852 in Peabody, Massachusetts – March 10, 1921 in Orange, New Jersey) was an American physicist and mathematician.
Upton graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover in 1870. ...
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Alessandro Volta
Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (18 February 1745 – 5 March 1827) was an Italian physicist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he inv...
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Edward Weston (chemist)
Edward Weston (May 9, 1850 – August 20, 1936) was an English-born American chemist noted for his achievements in electroplating and his development of the electrochemical cell, named the Weston cell, ...
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William Hyde Wollaston
William Hyde Wollaston PRS (/ˈwʊləstən/; 6 August 1766 – 22 December 1828) was an English chemist and physicist who is famous for discovering two chemical elements; he also developed a way to process ...
William Robert Grove
Sir William Robert Grove, PC, QC, FRS (11 July 1811 – 1 August 1896) was a Welsh judge and physical scientist. He anticipated the general theory of the conservation of energy, and was a pioneer of fue...
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Luigi Galvani

Luigi Galvani was born to Domenico and Barbara Foschi in Bologna, Italy. Domenico was a goldsmith and Barbara was his fourth wife. His family was not aristocratic, but they could afford to send a...
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Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, t...
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John I. Beggs
John Irvin Beggs (September 17, 1847 – October 17, 1925) was an American businessman. He was associated closely with the electric utility boom under Thomas Edison. He was also associated with Mi...
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Robert Hare (chemist)
Robert Hare (January 17, 1781 – May 15, 1858) was an early American chemist.
Hare was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1781. He developed and experimented with the oxy-hydrogen bl...
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John Frederic Daniell
John Frederic Daniell (12 March 1790 – 13 March 1845) was an English chemist and physicist.
Daniell was born in London. In 1831 he became the first professor of chemistry at the newly founde...
Edison Illuminating Company
The Edison Illuminating Company was established by Thomas Edison on December 17, 1880, to construct electrical generating stations, initially in New York City. The company was the prototype for other ...
Johann Christian Poggendorff
Johann Christian Poggendorff (29 December 1796 – 24 January 1877), was a German physicist born in Hamburg. By far the greater and more important part of his work related to electricity and magnetism. ...
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Edisonian approach
The Edisonian approach to innovation is characterized by trial and error discovery rather than a systematic theoretical approach. This may be a convenient term, but it is an inaccurate and misleading ...
Edison's Black Maria
74°14′02″W / 40.78451°N 74.23388°W / 40.78451; -74.23388The Black Maria (/məˈraɪ.ə/ mə-RY-ə) was Thomas Edison's movie production studio in West Orange, New Jersey. It is wide...
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Edison Storage Battery Company
The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized in New Jersey on May 27, 1901, to develop, manufacture, and sell Thomas Edison's alkaline storage battery. It produced batteries for mining lamps, trai...
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Nathan Stubblefield
Nathan B. Stubblefield (November 22, 1860 - March 28, 1928) was an American inventor and Kentucky melon farmer. It has been claimed that Stubblefield demonstrated radio in 1892, but his devices seem t...
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Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was a prolific American inventor and scientist who had been granted well over 400 patents over fifty years, mostly in the areas of...
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