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    Thomas Edison

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Curators' Curiosity Corner

About This Blog

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.

Thomas Edison, Electric Trains and the Railroad

September 02, 2014 Posted by: Eric Faeder, Intern

All aboard for history! A summer intern here at the park discusses Thomas Edison’s involvement with the railroads and electric trains. He explains how Edison’s inspiration for many of his future inventions could have been attributed to his involvement with the railroads. Read this post to stay on track.

 

Crafting a New Exhibit: The Reaction to the 1914 Fire

September 09, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

In this final installment, Nick and Evan tell some of the more interesting stories from the 1914 fire, including Mina's efforts as well as the reaction from some of Edison's more famous contemporaries.

 

Crafting a New Exhibit: Edison's Fire Companies and the Great Fire of 1914

August 08, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

This blog post, written by our two high school interns Nick & Evan, covers the story behind Edison's Fire Companies as well as the sequence of events surrounding the fire here at the complex on December 9, 1914.

 

Crafting a New Exhibit: High School Interns Begin Work on Fire Exhibit

July 24, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

The first post of a new series, Nick and Evan discuss how their project came into being and what the early processes have been like thus far.

 

Two Interns Join Curatorial and Interpretation Divisions for Summer 2013

July 18, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

This post features two new interns who recently joined the Curatorial and Interpretation Divisions and how they became interested in learning more about Thomas Edison!

 

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.