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1939 - dynamo in the Edison Institute's exhibit in the Ford Exposition at the New York World's Fair, Henry Stephenson related how, more than fifty years ago, he hooked the machine to underground wires for Thomas A. Edison to provide the world's first popular electric lighting

EDISON'S PIONEER HELPER AND DYNAMO MEET AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

CD 1963022 E&MP 21.002

Electric Generators

1939

Attracted by a "Jumbo" dynamo in the Edison Institute's exhibit in the Ford Exposition at the New York World's Fair, Henry Stephenson related how, more than fifty years ago, he hooked the machine to underground wires for Thomas A. Edison to provide the world's first popular electric lighting.

Stephenson was Edison's superintendent of underground construction and operations. The "Jumbo", only survivor of Edison's original commercial generators, chugging gently among many reminders of the inventor, daily attracts thousands of World's Fair visitors.

Original Caption by Science Service



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