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Author Topic: 1879 Experimental Edison Super Find  (Read 3507 times)

Offline bering

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1879 Experimental Edison Super Find
« on: December 03, 2000, 09:59:00 pm »
It has always been my dream to stumble upon the ultimate collector bulb, a Bristol cardboard filement 1879 Edison made within days of Edison's first successful and commercially viable bulb of October 21, 1879.

Well as fate would have it, my dream was realized last week when I got a hot lead from the Portage Museum of Incandescent Lighting. A mega-rare bulb surfaced having been found in a second hand store in Arizona. It was among some estate possessions of Edison's third cousin, Harold O. Edison. I immediately contacted the lucky owner and a deal was made over the phone. Within 24 hours I had the magnificent bulb in my hands. But even more lucky for me, this bulb would have been listed on E-Bay if it were not for a simple connector problem between the owner's camera and his computer.

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful and rare bulbs can pop up in strangest places. Just keep looking and you might find a wonderful treasure of your own!



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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2000, 06:14:00 am »
Hello Bill, All I can say is wow. That is a once in a life time find and to think it was found in a 2nd hand shop in Arizona and then ended up in Livonia,Michigan.Congrats and you totally deserve it.  

Offline Bob Masters

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2000, 11:39:00 am »
Super CONGRATULATIONS for that unbelievable find ! How exquisite.......................
hey ! I was born in Livonia Michigan........

Offline Tim

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2000, 08:41:00 pm »
Awesome find Bill! It just goes to show this stuff is still out there waiting to be found in the strangest of places like I've always said. Two recent examples are the Chicago & Philadelphia finds. You just have to be in the right place at the right time I guess.

Thanks for sharing the picture Bill

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