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Edison "Jumbo" Dynamo at the Pearl Street Lighting Station, New York, New York, 1882

1882

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Edison's successful lighting experiments at his Menlo Park laboratory in 1879 bore fruit in the practical system he put into operation in New York City, at the center of which was the Pearl Street power station. The sole surviving engine-generator from that installation was the first to go online providing power to customers on September 4th, 1882. It is now displayed at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

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  • Title: Edison "Jumbo" Dynamo at the Pearl Street Lighting Station, New York, New York, 1882
  • Date: 1882
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Edison Electric Illuminating Company. Pearl Street Station, Generators, Electric power distribution, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: EI.1929.1769
  • Inventor: Thomas Edison
  • Invention: Electrical System
  • Image ID: THF244543
  • Field: Power
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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