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This collection contains 100,000 images documenting the inventors and inventions of the GE Research Laboratory from 1900 - 1990. Electric lighting, radio, Man-Made Diamonds, lasers, and electric cars are just a few of the innovations to come from the GE Research Laboratory, which still thrives today as GE Global Research.
Known as the “The City that Lights and Hauls the World,” Schenectady was home to both the American Locomotive Company and the Edison Electric Company, which is now General Electric. GE and ALCO partnered up to create diesel locomotives. Since then, GE has helped create jobs in the Schenectady area with its renewable energy center.