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Prospector's Claim Stake, Used near Battle Lake, Wyoming, 1880-1910

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Prospector's Claim Stake, Used near Battle Lake, Wyoming, 1880-1910

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Artifact

Stake (Pointed object)

Date Made

1880-1910

Summary

This prospector's cedar stake was used on a mining claim near a "Lake Edison" in Wyoming. This is the site where Thomas Edison allegedly conceived the idea for the incandescent lamp. The donor retrieved the stake several decades after Edison's encampment, noting that sand-laden winds blowing from the West had eroded only one side of the stake.

Creators

Unknown 

Place of Creation

United States, Wyoming 

Object ID

31.884.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of L. P. Pasewalk.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Edison Tasimeter, 1878

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Artifact

Tasimeter

Date Made

1878

Object ID

29.1980.288

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Edison Pioneers.

Greenfield Village
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at Greenfield Village in Menlo Park Laboratory

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"Total Eclipse Mazurka," 1869

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"Total Eclipse Mazurka," 1869

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Artifact

Sheet music

Date Made

1869

Object ID

2017.0.10.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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"Total Eclipse Mazurka," 1869

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