Menlo Park Machine Shop

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village1869/1889

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The presence of a machine shop (and of foreman / head machinist John Kruesi) was fundamental to the success of Menlo Park. This well-equipped facility -- built to replace the small machine shop originally installed in the laboratory -- enabled Edison and his associates to not only rapidly prototype iterations of experimental devices but also facilitate their eventual, profitable manufacture.


  • Title: Menlo Park Machine Shop
  • Creator: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
  • Date: 1869/1889
  • Location: United States, New Jersey, Edison, Menlo Park
  • Subject Keywords: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Machine shops, Buildings (Structures)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=235955
  • Object Name: Machine shop
  • Object ID: 29.3048.3
  • Image ID: THF151614
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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