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Heavy Machine Shop Project
The Edison Legacy
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Details of the
Line Shaft Project
Two large DC motors rotate two main line shafts on either side of the heavy machine shop to power the machines.
The main line shaft bearings have become worn and misaligned, making them inoperable.
We need an estimated at $20,000 to get things working.
The Thomas A. Edison Laboratory Complex in West Orange represents his pioneering efforts in industrial research and development.
Operable line shafts will provide visitors with an insight into a 19th-century machine shop, its working conditions, and Edison’s innovative business model.
The sights, sounds and smells of the working machine shop will excite and inspire visitors as they experience a live demonstration of the machinery by park staff.
As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, it’s offering matching grant funds to partners like the Friends of Thomas Edison NHP through its Centennial Challenge program.
Through this program, the NPS will match our funding dollar for dollar.
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