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Archive for February, 2016

Historic Newspapers Added to Edison Ford Digital Archives

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On February 24, 2016

Mrs Koelber historic newspapersA large collection of historic newspaper scans was recently donated to Edison Ford. Mrs. Koelber allowed the Edison Ford staff to scan a collection of historic newspaper articles (including Fort Myers News-Press and others) relating to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, and local icons such as Tootie McGregor and Jacob Summerlin. Curatorial staff scanned over 50 pages into the digital archives of Edison Ford, which will be used for research purposes.

Ford Quadricycle Progress and Update

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On February 22, 2016

quadricycle volunteerThanks to the creative oversight of Automotive Curator Jim Moss, Registrar Matt Andres and a very talented group of volunteers, the pieces and parts of the replica Henry Ford 1904 Quadricycle are being produced and will be ready for assembly (like the crank shaft below). Although this sounds easy, it really isn’t because the machinists, mechanics and engineers are building the Quadricycle from scratch in machine shops throughout the region.

quadricycle crank shaft feb 2016Pictured is part of the crank shaft and the volunteer who is creating this in his own shop, Walter Newell. The group expects to have the Quadricycle finished before the end of 2016. Contact Registrar Matt Andres in the Curatorial Department if you would like to join the group which meets monthly.

quadricycle crank shaft 2