Edison Machine Works, 1886

Edison Machine Works1886/1887

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Buildings 10 and 12, the first two buildings of the Edison Machines Works in Schenectady. Edison purchased the property in June 1886. The factory opened in October 1886, and employed 300 by December. In 1892 the facility became known as the General Electric Schenectady Works after the merger between Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston.


  • Title: Edison Machine Works, 1886
  • Creator: Edison Machine Works
  • Date Created: 1886/1887
  • Location: Schenectady, New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Thomas Edison, Factories, Inventions, Electricity, Elihu Thomson, Electricity, Electrical industry
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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