Thomas Edison & GE

Thomas Edison is heralded for his genius as an inventor. Less known is his brilliance as a business pioneer. By aligning multiple businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace, he laid the path for today's GE.
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History of 130 years of Innovation

From the first affordable light bulb trough the X-ray tube, the television, to the visible LED or the MRI technology, GE scientists of the past 130 years were inventing things that made, and still make our world work better.
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Heritage of Research

It began in a small barn in the year 1900. Thousands of patents and even two Nobel prizes later, the GE Global Research lab has continued to bring new technologies to our lives.
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History of Nela Park

It began in 1879 when Edison invented the carbon filament lamp. The General Electric Company was formed by merging the Edison Electric Company and the Thomson Houston Company on April 15, 1892.
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