Thomas A. Edison Industries

Thomas A. Edison Industries (HMG14)

Location: West Orange, NJ 07052 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.034', W 74° 14.053'

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Edison National Historic Site, NJ

Thomas Edison was not just an inventor - he was a businessman running an industrial empire. Around the laboratory, Edison built large factories where thousands of employees mass-produced his inventions for the public. Edison understood the importance of capital: "I always invented to obtain money to go on inventing."

The imposing six-story concrete structure to your right was completed in 1914 to produce storage batteries and is the last surviving Edison factory building; the others were demolished in the 1960s and 1970s. At its peak in 1918-19, Thomas A. Edison, Inc. employed about 10,000 workers in West Orange.
HM NumberHMG14
Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564613 N 4515050
Decimal Degrees40.78390000, -74.23421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.034', W 74° 14.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 2.04" N, 74° 14' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Main St, West Orange NJ 07052, US
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