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This blog features articles and projects written by the Cultural Resources staff and interns here at Thomas Edison NHP. Unique artifacts and documents, as well as interesting projects, will be featured here.

Visitor Learns More About Grandmother During Park Visit

November 07, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

It’s not every day that somebody comes to the park and says that a relative had sung for Edison here at the laboratory. But that’s just what happened to Ranger Carmen Pantaleo recently.

 

Did You Know?

Records

In order to compete with his competitor, Edison created the Long Playing Disc. A 10 inch LP was able to play 24 minutes of music and the 12 inch LP was able to play 40 minutes of music. This record had a larger amount of play time compared to the 5 minute Victorian records.