Edison electric power switch

Edison electric power switch

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Object Name
electrical switch
Other Terms
Switch; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting
Date made
ca 1882
overall: 5 in x 13 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 33.655 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Energy & Power
Lighting a Revolution
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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