Old Faithful: Centennial Lightbulb

Yesterday, we entered the final phase of our "Old Faithful" contest (you can vote here, if you haven't already) about "things that just seem to last forever. [...] Not only do [these things] ease our burdens ecologically and financially, they often have character that no new product could obtain." Well, it is not part of the contest but we have found the ultimate "old faithful": A centennial handcrafted lightbulb in California that has been working since 1901. According to this, it was made by the Shelby Electric Company, has a carbon filament and an approximate wattage of 4 watts. It has been left burning continuously in a firehouse as a nightlight over the fire trucks. ::Centennial Light, via ::Digg

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