Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry Laboratory (HMG2V)

Location: West Orange, NJ 07052 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.026', W 74° 14.018'

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In 1887 this building was one of the best-equipped chemistry laboratories in the world. Within its walls, Thomas Edison and his chemists experimented on everything from phonograph records to rubber. "Grand science, chemistry," Edison once said, "I like it best of all the sciences."

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, Edison's durable battery was used in industry, mining, and railroad applications.
HM NumberHMG2V
Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564663 N 4515036
Decimal Degrees40.78376667, -74.23363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.026', W 74° 14.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 1.56" N, 74° 14' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49-59 Lakeside Ave, West Orange NJ 07052, US
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