Although other inventors researched light bulbs as far back as the early 1800s, it wasn’t until the late 1870s when Thomas Edison patented technology that has lead us to the modern commercial light bulb. In the 1880s Edison Electric Company began marketing a carbonized bamboo filament light bulb that could last over 1200 hours.

1903 to 1904 Antique Carbon Filament Light Bulb

This 1903-1904 light bulb still works today and is available at the store for $35

There were many ways that people hung their early light bulbs and different styles of lamps. Below is a video of a few pendant lamps in the store.