Tuesday, December 18, 2007

They work!

Two strings of tree lights:

The green string is modern K-mart stuff.

The beige string is from, probably, the 1940's.

Better view below with flash.

And they work! Undoubtedly they will go off when a single bulb burns out, as they were wont to do back then. We'll need to surf eBay for more bulbs.

We have them plugged in separately

for special-occasion use.
Nifty, eh?


ronnie said...

That's awesome! I have a small collection of antique glass bulbs but have never thought of seeking antique lights. (Although my aunt has an original set of "bubble lights" from, I believe, the 1950s, if you remember them. They're still bubbling nearly 60 years later.)

Dann said...

I feel that I would be remiss not to suggest that extreme care be used when displaying those old light strands. At some point, those things can become a fire hazard.

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

ronnie - o i loved the bubble lights though we never had them. Kids with Modern Parents had them and i envied them!

Dann - Thanks for the caution, but worry not. I live with Sergeant Safety!

We will not discuss The Crockpot Incident.