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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.

 

Did You Know?

Two men standing by a trolley.

The storage battery provided electricity for train lighting, switching equipment, and railway signaling. Because it was an economical, lightweight option, it was used for a variety of tasks such as: powering telephone switchboards, emergency lights, truck and automobile lighting and ignition system.