The last of breath of Thomas Edison is currently being held at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. Or at least a tube that contains air from his dying room.
Here’s the story.
Thomas Edison was Henry Ford’s hero as well as best friend. They would often spent time or go to trips together and even bought houses next to each other in Florida. They were so close that when Edison was confined to a wheelchair, Ford bought one so they could race each other! (the article continues after the ad)
The story about Edison’s last breath goes like this: When Thomas Edison’s son, Charles, noticed that his father was dying, he hold a test tube up to his father’s mouth as he breathed his dying breath and then quickly sealed it. He then sent it to Henry Ford as a memorable gift.
Is this the true though?
Find out the answer in this interesting video from Atlas Obscura: