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Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida, February 28, 1934

1934-02-28

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In the 1920s, Thomas Edison began his search for a home-grown source of rubber. The U.S. imported rubber from Southeast Asia and the East Indies and Edison wanted a ready source in case America's supply was cut off. Edison experimented with a variety of plants at his Fort Myers, Florida and West Orange, New Jersey laboratories. Goldenrod proved most promising.

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  • Title: Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida, February 28, 1934
  • Date: 1934-02-28
  • Location: United States, Florida, Fort Myers
  • Subject Keywords: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, Experimentation, Research (Function), Rubber industry and trade, Rubber (Material), Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.O.14181
  • Image ID: THF251972
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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