But by the time he died, Edison was one of the most well-known and respected Americans in the world. He also perfected the phonograph, and developed the motion picture camera and the alkaline storage battery. As they explained, most legislators didn't want votes tallied quickly. Inventor Elias Howe patented his plans for the first practical sewing machine in , and successfully sued Isaac Singer for the rights in The up-to-date articles were a hit with passengers. At the time, Boston was America's center for science and culture, and Edison reveled in it.
He began to manufacture and market it for widespread use.
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and other explosives. The family was almost destitute. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!