Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Relief Is In Sight, Apparently

Still glowing after all these years. Will clean up "good". Photo courtesy Flickr.

I read a respectable design critique somewhere claiming that mid-twentith century manufacture of “cheapjack electrical fittings” was the beginning of the end for righteous industrial production. I’m not the person to evaluate the comment, but it stayed with me.

Incandescent light bulbs with carbon filaments make energy sense in this 1890 house, because they’re part of the heating system. The bulbs are good value on line. Last week I placed what has become an annual order. Archaic lighting seems to be a growth area. I was happy to find a confusing proliferation of choices, thread-covered vintage cord, and best of all, solid brass sockets.


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