The "Jumbo" Dynamo in Its Original Setting, Edison's Pearl Street Lighting Station, New York, New York, circa 1890

Summary

Edison's successful lighting experiments at his Menlo Park laboratory in 1879 bore fruit in the practical system he put into operation in New York City, at the center of which was the Pearl Street power station. This was the first engine-generator to go online providing power to customers on September 4th, 1882. The sole surviving engine-generator from that installation, it is now displayed at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

Edison's successful lighting experiments at his Menlo Park laboratory in 1879 bore fruit in the practical system he put into operation in New York City, at the center of which was the Pearl Street power station. This was the first engine-generator to go online providing power to customers on September 4th, 1882. The sole surviving engine-generator from that installation, it is now displayed at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1890

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2003.0.23.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 8.063 in

Width: 9.938 in

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