Thomas Edison, Chemist
National Historic Chemical Landmark
The American Chemical Society will recognize the chemical research and developments of the American inventor Thomas Edison (1847–1931) as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 2014. Many of Edison’s well-known inventions relied on chemistry, including the carbon filaments used in light bulbs, development of the nickel-iron alkaline storage battery, and research into domestic sources of rubber.
The designation will take place in three parts: at The Henry Ford museum and education complex in Dearborn, Mich., the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, N.J., and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Fla.
Additional information will be presented on this page as details emerge. Contact the NHCL Program Manager for information.
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