The Weston Museum

The NJIT library has a number of instruments and devices from Edward Weston's Newark laboratory. Edward Weston was an rival of Thomas Edison in the early development of electricity. He was also an early contributor to the founding of the Newark Technical School--which eventually became New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Weston Hall at NJIT is named for him and for his son--Edward Faraday Weston.

Location of the Weston Museum

The museum is on the 1st and 3rd floor (near the elevator) of the Van Houten Library.

Laboratory of Edward Weston
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13 x 18 sepia-toned photograph of the interior of Weston's laboratory
Caption on original:
Laboratory of  Edward Weston,
107 Orange Street, Newark, N.J.
Original photo currently (March 2000) in Van Houten Library rare book room.