Sceince Project

Thomas Edison

Birth

1847

Born February 11,1884

Edison gets his first job

1859

Edison gets a job as a trainboy on the Grand Trunk Railroad, selling newspapers and candy. He sets up a chemistry lab and a printing press on the train.

Edison's second job

1863 - 1867

Edison works as a telegraph operator in various cities of the Midwest, becoming a first-class press-wire operator and experimenting with telegraph instruments.

Edison retires

1869

Edison retires as a telegraph operator to devote his time to invention. He patents several telegraph devices and moves to New York City, where he works for the Laws Gold Indicator Company.

Edison moves

1870

Moved to Newark, New jersey;he opens a telegraph manufacturing shop where he also conducts his inventive work.

Edison marries

1871

Edison devices several important improvements in stock ticker technology. On Christmas Day, he marries Mary still well, one of his employees.

Edison invents the carbon transmitter

1877

Edison invents the carbon transmitter, a crucial improvement in telephone technology, and the phonograph, which he demonstrates at the offices of Scientific American on December 7.

Edison invents the carbon- filament

1879

Edison invents the carbon-filament lamp and a direct-current generator for incandescent electric lighting. A New Year's Eve demonstration of his system is held for the public at Menlo Park.

Mrs. Edison dies

1884

Mary (Stillwell) Edison dies.

Edison marries again

1886

Edison marries Mina Miller.

Edison and the phonograph

1888

Edison perfects the phonograph.

Edison dies

1931

Died October 18,1931

Nikola Tesla

Birth

1856

Born July 10, 1856 in Croatia

Tesla's schooling

1875

Tesla begins technical schooling in Graz, Austria

Tesla invents

1883

Tesla constructs the first poly phase AC motor

Tesla works for Edison

1884

Tesla begins working for Edison (in Paris, France)

Tesla immigrates

1884

Tesla immigrates to the United States

Tesla quits

1885

Tesla quits working for Edison

Telsa invents- 2

1886

Tesla launches Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing

Tesla invents- 3

1887

Tesla builds first AC Induction Motor

Tesla's invention bought

1888

Inventor and businessman George Westinghouse buys Tesla's key Poly phase Patents after buying patent for the AC transformer.

Tesla becomes a citizen

1891

Tesla becomes a US citizen

Tesla Coil

1891

Tesla invents the “ Tesla Coil”

Tesla discovers X-ray radiation

1892

Tesla discovers X-ray radiation while experimenting with HV and evacuated tubes

Niagara Falls

1895

Tesla harnesses Niagara Falls

The fire consumes

1895

A fire destroys Tesla's laboratory.

No money

1903

Tesla runs out of money

Nobel Prize Winner

1909

Marconi wins Nobel Prize for Radio

Selling the deed

1915

Tesla signs over Wardenclyffe deed to pay his debts

Bankruptcy

1916

Tesla declares bankruptcy

The Edison Medal

1917

Tesla receives the Edison Medal

Tesla dies

1943

Tesla died penniless in NY hotel on January 7, 1943