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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.

Early Edison Cylinders Visit Northeast Document Conservation Center

April 23, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Recently, Jerry Fabris, curator of sound recordings here at TENHP, visited Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts where some of the earliest examples of recorded sounded were digitized.

 

Theodore Edison Collection Returns to Park

February 04, 2014 Posted by: Edward Wirth, Archivist

The Theodore Edison Collection has returned to the park! The collection was organized and processed and should become open to research in the coming year.

 

This Just In: Historic Edison Automobiles Headed for Conservation

July 27, 2013 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

The end of July saw the departure of three historic Edison automobiles for some needed conservation. Thomas Edison's c.1900 Locomobile, 1922 Ford Model T, and Charles Edison's 1932 Brewster are all featured.

 

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.”