From idea to product
While Building 5 maintained plenty of places for inventors to conceive of their new ideas, it also had the tools on hand that they needed to manifest those ideas.
This is in the stockroom, where all those tools were held. Because Edison thought outside the box, the stockroom maintained unusual tools and materials that he thought might come in handy at some point. They included this, which was elephant hide, as well as deer antlers, rabbit hair, horns, shells, and hooves.
Click here to read the related story on Thomas Edison's labs. And click here to check out the entire Road Trip 2010 package.
July 7, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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