A Brief History of the Lightbulb

A Brief History of the Lightbulb
Schenectady Museum / Hall of Electrical History Foundation / CORBIS

Light Work
By the turn of the 20th century, Edison had merged with the Thomson-Houston Electric Company to create GE. The Lamp Works factory in Harrison, N.J., originally constructed for Edison's bulbs, was repurposed in 1930 to manufacture radio tubes for GE subsidiary RCA. The plant closed in 1976; today the site is occupied by a strip mall.

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