|Like any other government-funded institution, the Edison National Historic needs donations for continued maintenance of the site and its tours.|
I'm not sure this is the best use I would put a C-250 cabinet to, however! (left).
The site's small gift shop, on the other hand, offers a wide variety of other ways to help support the site in the form of books, posters, collectables and CDs.
|The Edison doll (shown with an inset detail of the removed mechanism) was more of a demonstration of the capability of the technology, since the scratchy voice was known to
scare as many small children as it entertained and sold poorly.|
|A diamond disc (far right) is shown with both a master blank (left) and the plated master which created it.|
|The "Phonograph Building" (not really the site of the phonograph works, whose building no longer exists) houses the demonstration exhibit. Several non-Edison talking-machines are displayed as well,
including a Sears Silvertone (left pic., rear, 2nd from left) and a Victor Credenza (left pic., rear, 2nd from right)|
The park ranger who guided the tour, also demonstrated both the Edison home (middle pic.) as well as the C-250 seen behind it. Machines not demonstrated included the Acme electric coin-op machine (right pic.)