Charles Edison ran it until 1957. Then he sold it to McGraw Electric, and the 
merger was called McGraw Edison. As I recall, McGraw was a big admirer of 
Edison and it was him who made the offer to buy. Of course, Charles was doing 
other things while he was running his father’s company, such as Secretary of 
the Navy, Governor of New Jersey, etc.

Jim Nichol

> On Oct 13, 2016, at 10:26 PM, Bill Taney via Phono-L <phono-l@oldcrank.org> 
> wrote:
> 
> Does anyone know the history of what happened to the Edison company after Tom 
> died. It seems that they never really moved in any new direction other than 
> terminal decline..
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Oct 13, 2016, at 5:06 PM, David White via Phono-L <phono-l@oldcrank.org 
> <mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org>> wrote:
> 
>> It looked like a Middle-Eastern bazaar when I visited West Orange – lots of 
>> little shops selling junk.
>>  
>>  
>> From: Phono-L [mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org 
>> <mailto:phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org>] On Behalf Of Greg Bogantz via Phono-L
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:55 PM
>> To: phono-l@oldcrank.org <mailto:phono-l@oldcrank.org>; PhonoList 
>> <phonol...@egroups.com <mailto:phonol...@egroups.com>>
>> Cc: Greg Bogantz <gbogan...@charter.net <mailto:gbogan...@charter.net>>
>> Subject: [Phono-L] Last Edison factory gets a reprieve
>>  
>>     Here's an interesting article about how the last of the original 
>> unrestored Edison factory buildings in West Orange, NJ is avoiding being 
>> demolished and is being given a new lease on life:
>> 
>> http://go.sparkpostmail.com/f/a/gDuwyZ4GqqBER7AyRdECHA~~/AABF2wA~/RgRZ4YXDP0EIAKv_vqhUuJJXA3NwY1gEAAAAAFkGc2hhcmVkYQhzdGFuZGFyZGANNTIuMzguMTkxLjIzN0IKAAJDUgBYJW_4alIYYXJjaGl2ZUBtYWlsLWFyY2hpdmUuY29tCVEEAAAAAERZaHR0cDovL3d3dy5jbm4uY29tLzIwMTYvMTAvMTEvdHJhdmVsL3Rob21hcy1lZGlzb24tYmF0dGVyeS1mYWN0b3J5LWRldmVsb3BtZW50L2luZGV4Lmh0bWxHAnt9
>>  
>> <http://go.sparkpostmail.com/f/a/LQ7PkpynmBO-yRbRhw1Fng~~/AABF2wA~/RgRZ4YXDP0EIAKv_vqhUuJJXA3NwY1gEAAAAAFkGc2hhcmVkYQhzdGFuZGFyZGANNTIuMzguMTkxLjIzN0IKAAJDUgBYJW_4alIYYXJjaGl2ZUBtYWlsLWFyY2hpdmUuY29tCVEEAAAAAIQuBGh0dHA6Ly9nby5zcGFya3Bvc3RtYWlsLmNvbS9mL2EvSFZoTTFQSlVldDlFVUo4enhtTGVxUX5-L0FBQkYyd0F-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-RwJ7fQ~~>
>>  
>> It's amusing that one of the reasons for the reprieve is that the Edison 
>> cement of which it is constructed has steadfastly resisted several attempts 
>> by wrecking balls to bring it down.  The Old Man's obstinacy lives on.
>> 
>> Greg Bogantz
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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