World’s Oldest Lightbulb Still Works

7 Sep

I guess it’s true when they say they just don’t make things like they used to.  Case in point, “World’s oldest lightbulb still burning bright after 109 years.” Excuse me, what? How is that possible? My lightbulbs last maybe one year.

Facts:

“First installed at the fire department hose cart house on L Street in 1901. Shortly after it moved to the main firehouse on Second. In 1903 it was moved to the new Station 1 on First and McLeod, and survived the renovation of the Firehouse in 1937, when it was off for about a week.  During it’s first 75 years it was connected directly to the 110 Volt city power, (subject to the power outages) , and not to the back-up generator for fear of a power surge. In 1976 it was moved with a full police and fire truck escort, under the watch of Captain Kirby Slate, to its present site in 1976 at Fire Station 6, Livermore, California. It was then hooked to a seperate power source at 120V according to Frank Maul, Retired City Electrician, with no interuptions since.” – Daily Mail UK

Read the whole mind-bending article HERE.
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