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Thomas Edison
Artifact Collection

Over the years, the Charles Edison Fund has acquired a large collection consisting of over five thousand tangible items of "Edisonia" or Edison Artifacts, namely, early electric lamps, vintage phonographs, motion picture projectors, and numerous other artifacts related to the inventions and discoveries of Thomas Edison. These items of "Edisonia" are on display in more then 50 museums across the continental United States. With some frequency these exhibits are moved from one museum to another to enhance their public exposure.

 

Our trustees pay periodic visits to these museums to insure that the Fund's properties are properly cared for and displayed. They offer advice, when needed, on how to make better use of the materials for the education and enjoyment of the American public and international visitors.

Tin-foil Phonograph
Tin-foil Phonograph
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Edison miner's safety light
Edison miner's safety light
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Phonograph with Wax Cylinder
Phonograph with Wax Cylinder
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Kilo Watt Generator
Kilo Watt Generator
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Early telephone
Early telephone

With Edison's carbon-button transmitter

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Edison's Talking Doll
Edison's Talking Doll
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Electric Pen
Electric Pen
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Edison's light bulbs
Edison's light bulbs
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Telegraph transmitter and receiver
Telegraph transmitter and receiver
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Full Museum List

Final County Historical Society

715 S. Main Street

PO Box 851

Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum 

3901 W. Pioneer Road

Phoenix, AZ 85027-7020

 

Helena Library and Museum Association

P.O. Box 38

Helena, AR 72342

 

Edison International

2244 Walnut Grove Avenue

Rosemead, CA 91770

 

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

408 Mason Court

Fort Collins, CO 80521

 

Edison/Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Boulevard

Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

Wabash County Historical Museum

36 East Market Street

Wabash, IN 46992-3108

 

Family Museum of Arts & Science

2900 Learning Campus Drive

Bettendorf, IA 52722

 

 

Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County

Hwy. 2 E

Corydon, IA 50060

 

Community Historical Society

73 Main Street

Maxwell, IA 50161

 

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Association

204 South Main Street

Wichita, KS 67202

 

Historic Homes Foundation

Thomas Edison House

729-731 East Washington

Louisville, KY 40202

 

Valdosta State University

1500 N. Patterson Street

Valdosta, GA 31698

 

Canyon County Historical Society

1200 Front Street

P.O. Box 595

Nampa, ID 83653

 

Jesse Besser Museum

491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707

 

Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood Boulevard

Dearborn, MI 48124-4078

The Miller School at Albemarle

1000 Samuel Miller Loop

Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Washington State Historical Society

315 N. Stadium Way

Tacoma, WA 98403

Menominee Range Historical Foundation

P.O. Box 237

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

 

 

Museum of Arts & History

1115 Sixth Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

 

Miracle of America Museum

36094 Memory Lane

Polson, MT 59860

 

Washington County Historical Association

14th and Monroe Streets

Fort Calhoun, NE 68023

 

Arbor Lodges SHP
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

2200 North 33rd Street

Lincoln, NE 68503

 

Otoe Museum of Memories

366 Poplar

Box 62 

Syracuse, NE 68446

 

Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc.

288 Shaker Road

Canterbury, NH 03224

 

Cape May County Historical Society

504 Route 9 North

Cape May County Courthouse, NJ 08210

 

Camden County Historical Society

P.O. Box 378

Collingswood, NJ 08108-0378

 

Cumberland County Historical Society

P.O. Box 16

960 Ye Greate Street

Greenwich, NJ 08323

Livingston Historical Society

Force Home

P.O. Box 200

Livingston, NJ 07039

 

The Montclair Historical Society

108 Orange Road

Montclair, NJ 07042

 

Dey Mansion-Washington’s Headquarters

199 Totowa Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

211 Main Street

West Orange, NJ 07052

 

Tucumcari Historical Museum

416 South Adams Street

Tucumcari, NM 88401

 

Walter Elwood Museum

300 Guy Park Avenue

Amsterdam, NY 12010-2228

Chautauqua Institution 

P.O. Box 1093

Chautauqua, NY 14722

Rocky Reach Dam

P.U.D. No. 1 of Chelan County

P.O. Box 1231

Wenatchee, WA 98807-1231

Carbon County Museum

9th & Walnut

Rawlins, WY 82301

SPLIA

P.O. Box 148

161 Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

 

Belfer Audio Archive and Laboratory

Syracuse University Library

222 Waverly Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Percy Grainger Library

7 Cromwell Place

White Plains, NY 10601

Museum of Albemarle

1116 U.S. Highway 17 S.

Elizabeth City, NC 27909-9806

 

Catawba County Museum of History

P.O. Box 73

Newton, NC 28658

 

Iredell Museums, Inc.

PO Box 223

Statesville, NC 28687

 

 

Richland County Historical Society

P.O. Box 1292

2nd Street & 7th Avenue N

Wahpeton, ND 58074

 

Edison Birthplace Museum

9 Edison Drive

Milan, OH 44846

 

OMSI

1945 S.E. Water Avenue

Portland, OR 97214-3354

 

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Road

St. Davids, PA 19087-3696

 

New England Wireless & Steam Museum

1300 Frenchtown Road

East Greenwich, RI 02818

 

 

Florence Museum

558 Spruce Street

Florence, SC 29501

Greenwood Museum

106 Main Street

P.O. Box 3131

Greenwood, SC 29648

 

 

Dakota Discovery Museum

P.O. Box 1071

1300 McGovern Ave.

Mitchell, SD 57301

 

Edison Museum at Edison Plaza

350 Pine Street

Beaumont, TX 77701

 

Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History

1900 N. Chaparral

Corpus Christi, TX 78401

 

Houston Museum of Natural Science & Baker

Planetarium

5555 Herman Park Drive

Houston, TX 77030

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