This notebook covers the period March 1878-January 1880. Most of the entries are by Charles Batchelor, John Kruesi, William Carman, and Stockton L. Griffin. There are also a few entries by Edison and Francis Upton. From February 1879 through January 1880 the notebook was used as an order book for experimental devices made in the Menlo Park laboratory machine shop. Included are orders relating to the electric light, the electric pen, the telephone, the electromotograph, and the phonograph. In April and June 1878 this notebook was used as a daybook to record accounts. From May 1879 until January 1880 it served as a record of telephones and carbon buttons shipped from the laboratory. A few entries for April and June 1878 contain lists of newspaper and journal articles sent to prominent scientists and other individuals in the United States and Europe. The front cover is labeled "Order Book No 1." The book contains 288 numbered pages.
Blank pages: 210-215, 218-227, 246-262, 267-273, 278-279, 288.
Missing page numbers: 1-56, 229-230, 263-266, 283-286. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.