[The first paragraph of this note covers all of the Unbound Notes and Drawings for Part I.]
The loose technical notes and drawings constituting this collection cover the years 1873-1878. They relate to a variety of subjects, including telegraphy, electric lighting and power, the electric pen and duplicating press, the telephone, and the phonograph. There are also documents pertaining to various other subjects, such as carbon rheostats, acoustic devices, the tasimeter, and the voltameter. The unbound notes and drawings are organized by year and within each year by subject. Undated notes and drawings, organized by subject, follow the dated material.
This folder contains notes and drawings signed by Edison, James Adams, Charles Batchelor, George E. Carman, Martin N. Force, and John Kruesi. They pertain to a variety of subjects. At the beginning of the folder is a set of notes and drawings related to Edison's efforts to develop a sewing machine motor driven by a tuning fork. These are followed by a page bearing the notation "Electric Engines to run ventilators." A drawing from August 6 contains the notation "Horse Clipper worked by Acoustic Reed." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.