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Inventor of Multiplex Telegraph Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan Ohio February 11 1847 In 1854 the family moved to Port Huron Michigan where seven-year-old Tom Edison set up his first chemical laboratory in the cellar of their large house Edisons career as a telegraph operator began when he snatched a station agents young son from the path of a moving freight car Out of gratitude the father taught Edison the new science of telegraphy By the time he was seventeen Edison was on the road as a telegraph operator He drifted from Stratford Canada to Adrian Michigan Fort Wayne Indianapolis and Boston When he was 21 years old Edison went to New York almost penniless By fixing a broken down machine in the Gold and Stock Telegraph Company he landed a 300-a-month job as superintendent of the company While Tom worked 12 hours a day six days a week for Western Union he continued his practice of moonlighting on several of his own projects Within six months he had applied for and received his first patent The invention was a beautifully designed and highly efficient electric vote-recording machine When he tried to sell it however members of the Massachusetts Legislature thoroughly denigrated it claiming its speed in tallying votes would disrupt the status-quo The problem was that - during times of stress - political bodies of that period often relied upon the brief delays that were provided by the process of manually counting votes to influence and change the opinions of their colleagues This is exactly what we do not want a seasoned politician told him adding that Your invention would destroy the only hope the minority would have of influencing legislationIt would deliver them over bound hand and foot to the majority Although Tom was greatly disappointed he grasped the implication Even though his invention allowed each voter to instantly cast his vote from his seat - exactly
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