Beaumont, Texas: Edison's Time Portal Device

Thomas Edison info and 1,400 artifacts, housed in a 1929 electrical substation. For those really fascinated by history; the time portal device lets visitors question the long dead inventor.

Edison Museum

Address:
350 Pine St., Beaumont, TX
Directions:
Downtown Beaumont next to the Edison Plaza Office Building, behind the catwalk.
Hours:
F 9-2, Sa 10-2. Closed on major holidays. (Call to verify)
Phone:
409-981-3089
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Edison Time Portal Device.

Edison's Time Portal Device

The Time Portal Device looks like an early television set with a screen that features a sort of Dr. Who traveling-through-the-universe graphic. When you press a button, an actor who vaguely resembles Edison appears. He has pre-programmed answers to questions from a drop down menu that range from his greatest failure to questions about AC/DC power. In the most entertaining answer, he explains what the device looks like that he is speaking into from the past. Figuring it out was mildly entertaining, but we moved on pretty quickly once we understood it.

[Alissa, 03/18/2019]

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