Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

The snuff movie. Edison had a thing for watching things get killed—human or animial—primarily to show how dangerous the rival Westinghouse alternating current system was compared to his own direct current. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

Edison's concrete record player, one of the results of his experiments with foam concrete. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

Edison's concrete houses, which were styled exactly the same as wooden ones. A pioneer of concrete use, he helped design America's first concrete highways. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

The revolving movie studio, the Black Maria studio, was used by Edison to film boxing and publicity films. It captured the same daylight angles all day long. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

Edison's talking doll from 1889 housed a miniature phonograph. And a desire to kill you in your sleep. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

In 1876, Edison designed an electric pen, which actually ended up inspiring the design of the first electric tattoo machine. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

Edison's battery powered electric fan. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

Thomas Edison's Ghost Detection Machine from 1933. [Oobject]

Strange Edison Inventions Gallery

After the Wright Brothers' success, Edison penned this creation, which never actually came to fruition. [Oobject]