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#152021 - 08/25/03 03:21 PM Old Wiring Advertisement
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How many homes are still wired this way with the original systems in place?

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#152022 - 08/25/03 03:38 PM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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Great ad Joe.

I wonder what you got for your money?

One pull chain light and one outlet in each of the five rooms?

What about the service, what would that be, 15 amp 120 volt?

$17.95 must not have been to cheep with a year to pay it.

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#152023 - 08/25/03 03:45 PM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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Great stuff!

Anyone care to honor this ad? I'll even go as high as $20!
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#152024 - 08/25/03 04:25 PM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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Looks like the ad involved a degree of "carrot on a stick" bait. In what city was "12th & Locust" located?

There used to be some '75 years ago' topics in EC&M magazine. One mentioned a major problem with horrible butch jobs of some wiremen then, leaving behind torn-up floorboards and the like. This may have been prior to any [and leading up to] mandatory licensing and training.

There was another aspect that would have been readily supported by electric utilities. Along with the growth of telephones, this would have been the start of a service economy to the average guy, where recurring payment for intangible things would become an accepted norm.
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#152025 - 08/25/03 04:34 PM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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#152026 - 08/27/03 04:25 AM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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oops

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 08-27-2003).]
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#152027 - 08/27/03 04:26 AM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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Bjarney,
There is a 12th & Locust in Philadelphia, PA.
And, interestingly, Phila. is a heavily unionized town.
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#152028 - 08/27/03 06:49 AM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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Redsy:

I was trying to remember what is at 12th and Locust from my days of working in Center City. I can't remember

The house in the advert does not look like a house from that area...then again, maybe it would be something in the 'burbs.
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#152029 - 08/27/03 08:07 AM Re: Old Wiring Advertisement
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Redsy, I guess a Philadelphia location would just about guarantee that the lights were AC powered. {As opposed to New Jersey and DC.}
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