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1Title:  Thomas A. Edison collection, 1860-1980 (bulk 1860-1950) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1630 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  Thomas A. Edison was a great American inventor, applying for 1,093 patents during his lifetime. The collection includes correspondence, drawings, notes, financial records, artifacts, photographs and negatives concerning his work, family, associates and relationship with Henry Ford. 
 Subjects:  Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Edison family | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Jehl, Francis, 1860-1941 | Latimer, Lewis Howard, 1848-1928 | Edison Pioneers | Henry Ford (Organization) | Menlo Park Laboratory | Light’s Golden Jubilee (1929) | Electric engineers | Historic buildings | Inventors--United States | Inventions | Incandescent lamps | Sound recording industry | Correspondence | Financial records | Maps | Negatives | Patents | Photographs | Photograph albums | Scrapbooks | Sketches | Technical drawings 
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2Title:  Mechanical and Electrical Power Collection, 1785-1940 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2005.0.32.0 
 Creator:  Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  An assembled collection containing a variety of material relating to mechanical and electrical power, the collection is divided into four series: Electrical Power, Internal Combustion Power, Steam Power, and Other Power Sources. Included are manuscript materials, newspaper and professional trade journal clippings, original trade literature, technical drawings, a few ephemera items, and photographic prints. The Electrical Power series is the largest series with 140 electric power suppliers and electrical equipment manufacturers represented. 
 Subjects:  Boilers | Electric batteries | Electrical engineering | Electric generators | Electric power | Electric lighting, Incandescent | Electric power systems | Electricity | Electric railroad trains. | Engines | Internal combustion engines | Motors | Power-plants | Power (Mechanics) | Power transmission | Steam power plants | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Campsall, Frank Charles, 1884-1946 | Humberstone, James, 1909- | Morton, Herbert Frederick, 1890-1966 | Smith, Fred | Edison Electric Light Company | Edison General Electric Company | Ford Motor Company | General Electric Company | Henry Ford (Organization) | Menlo Park Laboratory | Technical drawings | Blueprints (Reprographic copies) | Clippings (Information artifacts) | Patents | Photographs | Trade catalogs 
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