June 18th, 2011, 18:43 PM
World's Oldest Working Light Bulb is 110 Years in the Shining
The world's oldest working light bulb turned 110 years old Saturday and the 60-watt incandescent globe is still glowing, if a bit more dimly than when it was first turned on in 1901, according to its own Centennial Bulb website.
"They certainly don't make them like this anymore, it's a real sign of how some things were better made in the past," Steve Bunn, who keeps the bulb burning at the Livermore Volunteer Fire Department in Livermore, Calif., told the Daily Telegraph a year ago.
The bulb was manufactured by the Shelby Electric Company - hence its nickname, the "Shelby bulb" - and designed as a special one-off by Thomas Edison's rival Adolphe Chaillet to last longer and burn brighter than Edison's light bulbs.
Full story: PC World