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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?

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.