On this day in 1879 – IOTW Report

On this day in 1879

Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent light.

HIstory. com: In the first public demonstration of his incandescent lightbulb, American inventor Thomas Alva Edison lights up a street in Menlo Park, New Jersey. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company ran special trains to Menlo Park on the day of the demonstration in response to public enthusiasm over the event.

Although the first incandescent lamp had been produced 40 years earlier, no inventor had been able to come up with a practical design until Edison embraced the challenge in the late 1870s. After countless tests, he developed a high-resistance carbon-thread filament that burned steadily for hours and an electric generator sophisticated enough to power a large lighting system. more

9 Comments on On this day in 1879

  1. Good timing. Can we say let there be light in 2022? Spotlight on Biden and Hunter, Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, etc., traitorous RINOs, corrupt governors and mayors?

    Light up Epstein’s black book too.

  2. In 40 years killed a grandfather’s job. Mom’s dad was a Frisco lamp lighter 120 years ago.
    So he spent the next 40 years delivering laundry to the UNIPARTY folk at “Nob Hill”!

  3. Back in my day, men and women were not subjected to such illumination. We were happy to accommodate one another and we all were happy to satisfy each other’s needs and impulses.

    I totally made that up. Kind of.

  4. The real issue was developing a bull that would burn out after a few hours of use, but not too short of a time to frustrate consumers.

  5. Same guy invented Christmas lights for houses and trees.

    To increase electricity consumption an fatten his wallet. Always been on the fence about Christmas lights since reading that.

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