of the Phonograph
This is a small museum in Beaumont, Texas
featuring a few of Thomas Edison's inventions with a focus on
electricity and the light bulb as this museum is located in
an old substation. There are a few phonographs and a recreated
coin-in-the-slot arcade machine where three selections can be
made. Also an interesting recreated Kinetoscope.
Display for listening to Edison
recordings in a psuedo Edison Coin-in-the-Slot Phonograph case
From their website:
The Edison Museum
Located in Beaumont, Texas, the museum
is dedicated to Thomas Alva Edison and his inventions and innovations,
the museum interprets Edison through interactive exhibits while
using more than 60 historic objects. The museum offers visitors
insight into Thomas A. Edison - America's Greatest Inventor.
The museum is housed in the historic
Travis Street Substation building. We have more than 1,400 artifacts
in our growing study collection and an expanding reference library.
The museum is the only facility of it's kind west of the Mississippi