Replica of Thomas Edison's First Electric Lamp, Made in Greenfield Village

Summary

The first practical incandescent electric lamp was successfully tested at Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory in 1879. Fifty years later, Edison reenacted this event at the reconstructed Menlo Park complex in Greenfield Village. Edison presented the recreated bulb - seen in this photograph - to his friend Henry Ford.

The first practical incandescent electric lamp was successfully tested at Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory in 1879. Fifty years later, Edison reenacted this event at the reconstructed Menlo Park complex in Greenfield Village. Edison presented the recreated bulb - seen in this photograph - to his friend Henry Ford.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

10 February 1969

Subject Date

19 October 1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1630.P.B.51246

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

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