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West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Edison Statue

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2019
1. Thomas Edison Statue Marker
Inscription.  This statue, sculpted by Ohio artist Alan Cottrill in 2017, is substantially similar to the one displayed in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. In his right hand, Edison offers his incandescent light bulb (his major achievement); and in his left hand he holds a notebook recording progress on his experiments.

Edison and his experimenters collaboratively filled more than 3500 laboratory notebooks; creating a detailed record of their sketches, notes and ideas for new inventions. The notebooks are tangible reminders of Edison's greatest accomplishment - team-based research and development in well-equipped laboratories devoted to creating new technologies for the benefit of all.

Stand beside him, feel his presence and take your picture with the "Man of the Millennium." There is a bit of Edison in all of us. Don't be afraid to set it free!

Statue donated by Charles Edison Fund
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 40° 47.041′ N, 74° 14.018′ 
Thomas Edison Statue Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2019
2. Thomas Edison Statue Marker (wide view)
W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Main Street south of Edisonia Terrace, on the left when traveling south. Marker and subject statue are located within the Thomas Edison National Historical Park grounds, in the courtyard just inside the main gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Courtyard (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Edison’s West Orange Laboratory (a few steps from 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); Making Movies (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Maria Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Chemistry Laboratory (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop – Building 7 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Edison Statue. This statue of Thomas Edison was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Ohio in 2016. Born on February 11, 1847, to a middle-class family in Ohio, Thomas Alva Edison became one of the world's most celebrated and prolific inventors, amassing over a thousand
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2019
3. Thomas Edison Statue
patents during his lifetime. As an entrepreneur and businessman, he used mass-production techniques to ensure that his inventions spread around the world, bringing electric power and light, motion pictures, and sound recordings to millions. Sculptor Alan Cottrill depicts a middle-aged Edison wearing a typical work suit, standing in a relaxed position with a bent right knee, and holding aloft the invention for which he is most widely celebrated—the electric light bulb. (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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