The perceived risks of having electric lights in your home, 1892

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7 responses to “The perceived risks of having electric lights in your home, 1892”

  1. Tony C says:

    but I’d like to know “how” I’m guessing some sort of reference book–a rare one at that.

  2. Amber says:

    That is hilarious!! Where do you find this stuff?!?!BEST BLOG EVER.

  3. Tapper says:

    If only Edison had gone to Dairy Queen. He would have invented those curly screw in fluorescent’s instead.BTW, I sell light bulbs (and other electrical supplies) for a living.

  4. Peter M says:

    Instantaneous, eh?My hometown of Wabash, IN was the first electrically lighted city in the world.Take that, Internet!

  5. Laura says:

    I’ll take a possibility of instantaneous death over a possibility of slow painful death from my candles, lanterns, and fireplaces settting the house on fire.

  6. Joshua Sowin says:

    that’s what the “via” is for :)

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