Originally built as a photographic studio and drafting room, the glassblowing shop was fundamental to the Edison's enterprise. Edison's incandescent lighting experiments ensured that the laboratory had a voracious appetite for glass -- not only for bulbs but also for associated apparatus such as vacuum pumps. Ludwig Boehm, the laboratory's first master glassblower, worked here -- and lodged in the attic space.


  • Title: Menlo Park Glass House
  • Creator: Edison, Samuel, 1803-1896, Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
  • Date: 1878/1886
  • Date Created: 1878
  • Location: United States, New Jersey, Edison, Menlo Park
  • Subject Keywords: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Bohm, Ludwig K., Glass blowing and working, Inventions, Buildings (Structures), Laboratories
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=20224
  • Object Name: Building (Structure)
  • Object ID: 29.3049.1
  • Image ID: THF151613
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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