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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Build a Better House

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Can you build a better structure than Edison? Join rangers and put your engineering skills to work. More

  • The Concrete Industry

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Learn about the concrete industry with Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD and PE, NJIT. More

  • Wax Cylinder Recording Session

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Watch a wax cylinder phonograph recording session with Dan Lipsitz's "Brass Tacks" More

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.”