This picture shows a large electrical generator
with a bust of Thomas Edison in the foreground. Thomas Edison
was a very important American inventor. He invented the first
successful lightbulb and the phonograph. Generators like
the one shown were used to create electricity for distribution
to homes and businesses.
Edison developed the first commercial electric lighting power
station in 1882.
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