This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the operations of the West Orange laboratory. Included are items pertaining to appointments with Edison, requisition orders, fire inspections, and policies in regard to visitors, supplies, and employees. Also included are documents dealing with the development of Edison's Home Projecting Kinetoscope, plant equipment for the manufacture of disc records, and an experiment with copper oxide plates.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of routine letters to and from Chief Engineer Donald M. Bliss and other laboratory employees, requisitions from the Engineering Department, and bills, receipts, and other routine financial material. Also not selected are numerous packing slips from the Edison Manufacturing Co. pertaining to film stock shipped to the laboratory for work on the Home Projecting Kinetoscope, along with slips concerning the acquisition of an experimental model of an L. L. Thurstone Moving Picture Machine and the shipment of film titles to Willard C. Greene in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.