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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey


Official Park Brochure

Thomas Edison National Historical Park has a new brochure.

Take a look:

Side One - The Laboratory Complex

Side Two - The Glenmont Estate

Did You Know?


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.”