Pattern Shop

Pattern Shop (HMG2W)

Location: West Orange, NJ 07052 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.023', W 74° 14.01'

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Building 3

Within this building carpenters shaped wood models, or patterns. From these wooden pieces, Edison and his employees made the parts for working models, specialized machinery, and other devices. The skilled workers in the Pattern Shop and other shops linked the ideas of the laboratory to the mass-production of the factories.

The front of Building 3 once stored chemical supplies. In the Blacksmith Shop (Building 7, to your left) workers forged parts for inventions and laboratory machinery. With his resources at West Orange, Edison claimed he could "build anything from a lady's watch to a Locomotive . . . . Inventions that formerly took months & cost a large sum can now be done [in] 2 or 3 days with very little expense."
HM NumberHMG2W
Placed ByEdison National Historic Site, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564674 N 4515030
Decimal Degrees40.78371667, -74.23350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.023', W 74° 14.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 1.38" N, 74° 14' 0.60" 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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