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Another cool photo of the heavy machine shop----now quiet, with the aroma of machines and oils still lingering. Alva Edison, Machine Tools, Vintage Industrial, Belts, Cool Photos, Engineering, Workshop, Shops, Inspirational

Another cool photo of the heavy machine shop----now quiet, with the aroma of machines and oils still lingering.

Another view off the fine machine shop on the second floor of the invention factory. Alva Edison, Belt Shop, Patent Drawing, Inventors, Second Floor, Metal Working, Belts, Two By Two, Workshop

Another view off the fine machine shop on the second floor of the invention factory.

The view of the heavy machine shop from he superintendent's desk-where jobs and materials used were monitored and use of the equipment was scheduled. Lots of action, and plenty of noise! Alva Edison, Running Machines, Belt Shop, Machine Tools, Belts, Shops, Action, Desk, Flat

The view of the heavy machine shop from he superintendent's desk-where jobs and materials used were monitored and use of the equipment was scheduled. Lots of action, and plenty of noise!

The fine machine shop on the second floor of the invention factory. Alva Edison, Patent Drawing, Machine Tools, Second Floor, Inventions, Belts, Two By Two, Workshop, Flooring

The fine machine shop on the second floor of the invention factory.

A lovely shot of the Edison desk with a protective plastic cover. At left is a recording phonograph to record messages for his staff to carry out. This would be the early office dictation system. Today, this device is hand-held! Alva Edison, Louisiana Purchase, Messages For Him, Phonograph, New Technology, Edison Thomas, Desk, Benches, Destiny

A lovely shot of the Edison desk with a protective plastic cover. At left is a recording phonograph to record messages for his staff to carry out. This would be the early office dictation system. Today, this device is hand-held!

Edison on a road trip with colleagues in North Carolina in search of metal sources for his new battery system. Alva Edison, Patent Drawing, Inventors, North Carolina, Road Trip, Search, Metal, Drawings, Painting

Edison on a road trip with colleagues in North Carolina in search of metal sources for his new battery system.

An interesting photo of the Edison library/office showing the beauty and scale of the space. Imagine how impressed businessmen where when they came here to meet with Mr. Visitors today gasp when they enter the room! Edison Thomas, Alva Edison, Thanks Mom, Favorite Pastime, Cool Photos, Scale, Meet, Room, Beauty

An interesting photo of the Edison library/office showing the beauty and scale of the space. Imagine how impressed businessmen where when they came here to meet with Mr. Edison. Visitors today gasp when they enter the room!

The year is and Edison is being given a tour of the new Kearny Generating station by Public Service Electric & Gas Company's founder Thomas N. Also on the tour at left is then governor of NJ, A. Alva Edison, Gas Company, Public Service, Electric, Tours, Memories, Fictional Characters, Memoirs, Remember This

The year is 1926, and Edison is being given a tour of the new Kearny Generating station by Public Service Electric & Gas Company's founder Thomas N. McCarter (pointing). Also on the tour at left is then governor of NJ, A. Harry Moore.

Got to love those old cathedral windows in the Edison Invention Factory building-so characteristic of the time period-late 1800s. Power plants of the early 1900s also used a similar architecture, only much larger in size-when such plants were referred to as cathedrals of energy. Edison Inventions, Alva Edison, Cathedral Windows, Cathedrals, Larger, Period, Victorian, Mansions, Architecture

Got to love those old cathedral windows in the Edison Invention Factory building-so characteristic of the time period-late 1800s. Power plants of the early 1900s also used a similar architecture, only much larger in size-when such plants were referred to as cathedrals of energy.