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Title: Charles Edison Exhibit

Dates: 1871-1920

Collection Number: 00860

Quantity: 28 items

Abstract: Images of Thomas Edison and his inventions used in a museum exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection from the Charles Edison Fund. The originals belong to the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site.

Property Rights: The US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, and author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. This collection is for research use only.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection title, collection number, and State Historical Society of North Dakota.


00860-01 Edison’s electric pen and press, later called the mimeograph, invented in 1875
00860-02 Scale model of Edison’s original commercial station for generating current for incandescent light and electric power
00860-03 The world’s first motion picture camera using strip film, Edison’s 1889 Strip Kinetograph
00860-04 The Kinetographic Theatre at Edison’s Laboratory. The “Black Maria,” the world’s first motion picture studio was erected in 1893 in West Orange, N.J.
00860-05 Thomas A. Edison with some of his “Edison Effect” lamps.
00860-06 Edison sketch of Nov. 29, 1877 was presumably used by John Kruesi to construct the first tin foil phonograph which he finished Dec. 6, 1877
00860-07 Artist’s conception of ‘the Birth of Great Invention’ showing Thomas Edison testing the first successful incandescent lamp in 1879
00860-08 The Edison talking doll made ca. 1888
00860-09 The first know notation of the phonograph written by Thomas Edison at the bottom of this sketch of the speaking telegraph July 18, 1877
00860-10 Front page of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper Jan. 10, 1880 showing Edison carbonizing electric light bulb filaments at Menlo Park
00860-11 The “Long Waisted Mary Ann” Dynamo developed by Edison in 1879
00860-12 Twenty Edison cylinder phonographs with horns
00860-13 Edison at the telegraph key July 1920
00860-14 First concrete highway in New Jersey 1912
00860-15 Miner’s safety cap light with Edison nickel-alkaline rechargeable battery used daily for over 25 years in a lead mine
00860-16 Thomas A. Edison portrait by Matthew Brady April 1878
00860-17 All concrete house completed poured in one day, Union, N.J. Oct. 9, 1919
00860-18 Thomas A. Edison in his chemical laboratory 1906
00860-19 Sketch of a winter scene at Edison Laboratory, Menlo Park, N.J. 1880
00860-20 Edison Universal Printer, 1871
00860-21 Thomas A. Edison reading on the lawn of his home June 30, 1917
00860-22 Edison “Peephole Kinetoscope” invented in 1861 used for showing early motion pictures
00860-23 Edison’s Electric Locomotive, the first electric railway in the country 1880
00860-24 Upstairs room at Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory showing Edison seated with a group of assistants Feb. 20, 1880
00860-25 Interior of Peephole Kinetoscope showing the Spool Bank, 1894
00860-26 Thomas Edison’s library, West Orange, N.J.
00860-27 Original tin foil phonograph invented by Edison in 1877
00860-28 Drawing of the interior of the “Black Maria” the world’s first motion picture studio which appeared in Electrical World, June 16, 1894

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