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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.

Historic Glenmont Employee of the Month

August 15, 2014 Posted by: Beth Miller, Glenmont Curator

On Edison day, in June, visitors voted for the historic Glenmont employee of the month. Here we showcase the "Home Executive", you may have heard of her...

 

Historic Edison Laboratory Employee of the Month--July

July 16, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Visitors voted all during Edison Day in June for the historic Edison employee of the month. Here we showcase one of the lesser-known employees who contributed to the success of the operations here in West Orange.

 

Historic Edison Laboratory Employee of the Month

June 10, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Visitors voted all during Edison Day on Saturday for the historic Edison employee of the month. Here we showcase one of the lesser-known employees who contributed to the success of the operations here in West Orange.

 

Historic Glenmont Employee of the Month

June 10, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Visitors voted all during Edison Day on Saturday for the historic Glenmont employee of the month. Here we showcase one of the lesser-known employees who worked in the Edisons' home.

 

Did You Know?

Fluoroscope

Clarence Madison Dally an employee of Thomas Edison at his West Orange research labs volunteered to work on the newly discovered x-rays. Using a fluoroscope, made of a fluoride gas filled light and two pieces of cardboard to focus the x-rays, Dally would expose himself to high concentrations of radiation eventually leading to radiation poisoning. After Dally’s death when Edison was asked about x-rays he would respond with “Don’t ask me about x-rays. I am afraid of them.”