This historic photograph shows Edison's chemistry lab. In addition to pattern and machine shops, Edison's "invention factory" contained chemistry, physics, and metallurgy laboratories. Out of these well-stocked facilities came findings that led to the invention of "useful things every man, woman, and child in the world wants... at a price they could afford to pay." This resource is part of the Thomas Edison Collection.
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