Livermore's Centennial Light: World's Longest Burning Lightbulb.

This lightbulb is 105 years old and has been burning continuously since 1901! From the website:

# Installed: First installed at the fire department hose cart house in 1901. Then moved to fire station at First and McLeod, then to its present site in 1976 at the fire station, 4550 East Ave., Livermore, California

# Vital Statistics: Made by the Shelby Electric Company, a handblown bulb with carbon filament. Approximate wattage-4 watts. Left burning continuously in firehouse as a nightlight over the fire trucks.

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It means that Shelby Electric Company happened to produce a perfect lightbulb -- an achievement that probably won't be repeated in our lifetime.
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does this mean we could all be enjoying eternal lightbulbs (if they wuz made the ol' fashioned way) but some jackass would rather make a dime (and make waste) selling us mortal ones ?
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