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#161772 - 04/07/07 05:38 PM OLD SOCKET & READY KILOWATT  
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More old stuff from the Inspector's cabinet.

This is one of the old porcelain cord pendants with a Mazda bulb. The card and pin are from the utility company with their "Ready Kilowatt" mascot that was popular in the 1960's.

Alan Nadon

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#161849 - 04/08/07 09:53 AM Re: OLD SOCKET & READY KILOWATT [Re: Admin]  
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It's a terrible shame that Reddy Kilowatt has been banished from the utility industry. Fortunately, he lives on in cyberspace - Google him!

Here's Reddy in an advertisement from 1960: http://long-lines.net/other/electrical/ReddyNewMexico.html



#161850 - 04/08/07 10:04 AM Re: OLD SOCKET & READY KILOWATT [Re: Albert]  
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Originally Posted by Albert
It's a terrible shame that Reddy Kilowatt has been banished from the utility industry. Fortunately, he lives on in cyberspace - Google him!

He was in our electric bills in NH a few years ago
Here's Reddy in an advertisement from 1960: http://long-lines.net/other/electrical/ReddyNewMexico.html



#161857 - 04/08/07 12:07 PM Re: OLD SOCKET & READY KILOWATT [Re: Hendrix]  
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Originally Posted by Hendrix
He was in our electric bills in NH a few years ago


That's interesting; I'd thought he'd disappeared much earlier.

I sure hope he's never replaced by one of these disgraceful symbols of eco-wimpiness:
http://www.viridianrepository.com/Greenie/greenie.htm


#161963 - 04/10/07 09:26 PM Re: OLD SOCKET & READY KILOWATT [Re: Albert]  
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Somewhere, in my physical archives, I have a Reddy Kilowatt pin that was awarded to me as part of going to the National 4-H Conference in Chicago, 1960 I think. My nomination and attendance was based on my 4-H activities in the "Electric Project".

Got a code book from my Dad too - buried in the same physical archive, along with the complete set of Audel's.

Grov



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