Test Tube, "Edison's Last Breath," 1931

Summary

This test tube was one of several that Charles Edison noticed standing open in a rack in the bedroom in which his father had just died in 1931. The attending physician was asked to seal the tubes, one of which Charles later sent on to Henry Ford who kept it with other Edison mementos at his home, Fair Lane.

This test tube was one of several that Charles Edison noticed standing open in a rack in the bedroom in which his father had just died in 1931. The attending physician was asked to seal the tubes, one of which Charles later sent on to Henry Ford who kept it with other Edison mementos at his home, Fair Lane.

Artifact

Test tube

Date Made

1931

Place of Creation

United States 

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Whitney Museum of American Art

Object ID

51.13.51.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Clara Ford Estate.

Material

Glass (Material)
Cork (Bark)
Paraffin (Wax)

Dimensions

Length: 6 in

Diameter: 0.75 in

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