Edison Winter Home Museum, Fort Myers Photos

Thomas Alva Edison invented the electric light, phonographs, motion picture projectors, electric motors & dozens of other machines that changed the world's way of life. The museum features a large collection of his creations plus a chemical lab he used to search for a substitute source for rubber.

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Banyan tree beside Edison's chemical rubber laboratory. Fort Myers, FL.Interior of Edison's chemical lab, preserved as was the day Edison shut down the project. Fort Myers, FL.Edison's lab office where chemists attempted to extract rubber from goldenrod, but stopped when synthetic rubber invented by others. Fort Myers, FL.Laboratory table in the museum at the Edison Winter Estate. Fort Myers, FL.
Banyan tree beside Edison's chemical rubber laboratory. Fort Myers, FL.Interior of Edison's chemical lab, preserved as was the day Edison shut down the project. Fort Myers, FL.Edison's lab office where chemists attempted to extract rubber from goldenrod, but stopped when synthetic rubber invented by others. Fort Myers, FL.Laboratory table in the museum at the Edison Winter Estate. Fort Myers, FL.
Portrait of Thomas Alva Edison by T.O. Tallmadge at Edison home. Fort Myers, FL.Bust of Thomas Alva Edison. Fort Myers, FL.Statue of Thomas Edison in garden of Edison winter home. Fort Myers, FL.Engraved profile portrait on medal of Thomas Alva Edison. Fort Myers, FL.
Portrait of Thomas Alva Edison (1939) by T.O. Tallmadge at Edison home. Fort Myers, FL.Bust of Thomas Alva Edison (prior to 1966). Fort Myers, FL.Statue of Thomas Edison in garden of Edison winter home. Fort Myers, FL.Engraved profile portrait on medal of Thomas Alva Edison. Fort Myers, FL.
Thomas Alva Edison commemorative portrait medal. Fort Myers, FL.Thomas Alva Edison portrait medal for Electrical Exposition & Motor Show of New York by C.G. Braxmar. Fort Myers, FL.Two medals of Thomas Edison for Tokyo & Electric Light Co., Philadelphia. Fort Myers, FL.Swiss gold pocket watch with engraved filament light bulb given to Edison by Charles Willis Ward. Fort Myers, FL.
Thomas Alva Edison (1874-1931) commemorative portrait medal. Fort Myers, FL.Thomas Alva Edison portrait medal for Electrical Exposition & Motor Show of New York (1913) by C.G. Braxmar. Fort Myers, FL.Two medals of Thomas Edison for Tokyo (1965) & Electric Light Co., Philadelphia (1889-1914). Fort Myers, FL.Swiss gold pocket watch (1927) with engraved filament light bulb given to Edison by Charles Willis Ward. Fort Myers, FL.
Columbus 50 cent USA coins for World's Columbian Exposition Chicago. Fort Myers, FL.Gold Medal award of Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Fort Myers, FL.Medal from Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, Oregon. Fort Myers, FL.Early Edison light bulbs at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Columbus 50 cent USA coins for World's Columbian Exposition Chicago (1892). Fort Myers, FL.Gold Medal award of Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904). Fort Myers, FL.Medal from Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, Oregon (1905). Fort Myers, FL.Early Edison light bulbs at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Tungsten Mazda light bulbs at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Printing Telegraph machine at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Embossing Translating Telegraph precurssor of the phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Spring-driven Concert Phonograph with large drum for better sound at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Tungsten Mazda light bulbs (c1910) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Printing Telegraph machine (c1873) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Embossing Translating Telegraph precurssor of the phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Spring-driven Concert Phonograph (c1899) with large drum for better sound at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Phonographs , & at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Climax Phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Coin-operated Phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Coin-operated Multiphone was early jukebox at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Phonographs (left: Fireside model A c1908), (mid: Triumph c1899 with 2 needles & horns) & (rt: Gem c1900) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Climax Phonograph (c1895) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Coin-operated Phonograph (c1900) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Coin-operated Multiphone (c1905-8) was early jukebox at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Home phonographs at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Home phonographs with painted cone speakers at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Tuba-like sound bell on Edison Home phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Amerola Phonographs at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Home phonographs (c1906-9) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Home phonographs with painted cone speakers at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Tuba-like sound bell on Edison Home phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Amerola Phonographs (c1913-8) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Edison Disk Phonograph at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Early Edison office dictation equipment at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Ediphone office dictation machines at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Early machine to play both a moving picture & sound recording at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Edison Disk Phonograph (c1920-1) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Early Edison office dictation equipment at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Ediphone office dictation machines at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Early machine to play both a moving picture & sound recording at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Moving picture viewing machine at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Universal Projecting Kinetoscope at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison invented electric motors in 1879 & made them in his General Electric plant, Schenectady, NY, at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison X-ray machine at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Moving picture viewing machine at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Universal Projecting Kinetoscope (c1893) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison invented electric motors in 1879 (this model c 1889) & made them in his General Electric plant, Schenectady, NY, at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison X-ray machine (invented c1896) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Edison Mimeograph & sold patent to A.B. Dick, Chicago, at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Mimeograph typewriter for cutting Mimeo stencils at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Early Edison waffle iron at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison electric coffee pot at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Edison Mimeograph (invented c1875) & sold patent to A.B. Dick, Chicago, at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison Mimeograph typewriter for cutting Mimeo stencils at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Early Edison waffle iron at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Edison electric coffee pot (c1890) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Early Edison clothes irons at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Turkey platter designed for President Rutherford B. Hayes by Theodore Davis of Haviland & Co. at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Marble-topped dresser set from Edison Winter Estate in Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Early Edison clothes irons at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Turkey platter designed for President Rutherford B. Hayes by Theodore Davis of Haviland & Co. (c1880) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.Marble-topped dresser set from Edison Winter Estate in Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.

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