Francis Jehl's Notes to Thomas Edison for the Incandescent Lamp Lighting during Light's Golden Jubilee, 1929

Summary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incandescent electric lamp, Henry Ford hosted the Light's Golden Jubilee event in Dearborn, Michigan. During the festivities, Thomas Edison and former assistant Francis Jehl re-enacted the 1879 test of Edison's first successful light bulb in Greenfield Village's detailed reproduction of his Menlo Park Laboratory. Jehl provided the elderly inventor with handwritten notes to help guide Edison through the re-enactment.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incandescent electric lamp, Henry Ford hosted the Light's Golden Jubilee event in Dearborn, Michigan. During the festivities, Thomas Edison and former assistant Francis Jehl re-enacted the 1879 test of Edison's first successful light bulb in Greenfield Village's detailed reproduction of his Menlo Park Laboratory. Jehl provided the elderly inventor with handwritten notes to help guide Edison through the re-enactment.

Artifact

Notes (Documents)

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

21 October 1929

Collection Title

Roy Korpi Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2008.110.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Joan Korpi Little in Memory of Roy Korpi.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting

Color

Purple
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 7 in

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