"In Search of the Edison Phonograph Works, 1888-1974": 
an illustrated presentation and walking tour

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 2:30 pm 

Thomas Edison National Historical Park  
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior 
211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052

Thomas Edison once manufactured phonographs and phonograph records in an 
expansive industrial complex known as the Edison Phonograph Works, located 
next to the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. Today, the 
Laboratory survives, but the last of Phonograph Works structures were 
demolished in 1974.  

In this 30 minute illustrated talk, a Museum Curator will trace the 
history of the Phonograph Works from its beginnings in 1888, through the 
heyday of the Edison Phonograph at the turn of the century, to the last 
Edison Voicewriter dictation machines made in the 1960s.  Following the 
talk, visitors can join a brief walking tour to see where the buildings 
once stood.

Admission to the park is $7, children under 16 free.  For more 
information, call 973-736-0550 ext.89.