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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Materials For Loan

Cover of the Invention Factory DVD available for loan.

Cover of the Invention Factory DVD available for loan.

NPS Photo

Video/DVDs

The Great Train Robbery: A silent film produced by Thomas Edison in 1903. (Video format only)

The Invention Factory: An 18-minute orientation film about Thomas Edison and his accomplishments.(Video, DVD and DVD with open captions)

The only cost is returning the videos.

To reserve a video/dvd for your classroom, contact the Traveling Trunk Coordinator or call 973-736-0550 ext. 25.

Did You Know?

The talking doll that Edison sold had a ceramic head and metal body.

Was Teddy Ruxpin the first talking doll? Think again. Some of the first phonographs that Thomas made were actually talking dolls. The dolls were 18" tall and each had a very small phonograph in its body. The dolls repeated nursery rhymes. You could even buy dolls that spoke different languages.