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“Ask the Curator”

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On February 29th

• Wednesdays – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to bring in related items for examination:

  • portland cement croppedMarch 2 – What do the Panama Canal, Concrete Pianos, and Thomas Edison have in common? Join Curatorial staff for a discussion of one of Thomas Edison’s lesser-known ventures: Edison Portland Cement.
  • March 9 – How do you start a Model T? Automotive Curator James Moss will discuss the history of this famous vehicle and provide a live demonstration.
  • March 16 – What was Thomas Edison’s Batting Average? Learn about the connections between Edison & Baseball in Fort Myers during Spring Training Month.
  • March 23 – Why is it called a “Diamond Disc?” Thomas Edison’s flat, disc records were a 1/4 inch thick, and marketed as “indestructible.” How did they stack up to the competition?
  • March 30 – Is there a connection between the V-8 engine and Fort Myers? Henry Ford introduced the V-8 engine on March 31,1932, after several years of highly secretive testing. Could there be a connection between this technological breakthrough and the winter estates of Edison and Ford?

Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members Museum and Lab ticket.

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