The Wizard's Laboratory
Special | 26m 51s | Video has closed captioning.
In 1927, Thomas Edison, the "wizard" of electricity, began searching for a domestic source of rubber to protect Americans from foreign control of this vital commodity. The eighty-year-old inventor experimented with thousands of plants on his Fort Myers estate, eventually selecting goldenrod as the most promising source of rubber.
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