West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Beginning in the late 1890s, Edison and his staff worked for more than a decade to develop a practical storage battery for electric automobiles. After thousands of experiments, they produced a nickel-iron-alkaline battery by 1909. Although not practical for electric autos, Edisonís durable battery was used in industry, mining, and railroad applications.
Erected by Edison National Historic Site, National Park Service.
Location. 40° 47.026′ N, 74° 14.018′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located inside Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pattern Shop (a few steps from this marker); Metallurgical Laboratory (within shouting distance Blacksmith Shop – Building 7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Edisonís West Orange Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Truck of the Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Orange.
More about this marker. Two photographs appear on the marker; one depicting “Edisonís chemists at work in 1910,” and the other showing “Thomas Edison experimenting with rubber in 1929.”
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found at the Laboratory Complex of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
Also see . . . Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey. (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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