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Hearthstone: America's Electrical National Treasure
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Our Latest Book Featuring:
Hearthstone: America's Electrical National Treasure
A Blend of Victorian Queen Anne Architecture With the Latest Electrical Technology of 1882.
A Historic House With Original Light Fixtures, Switches, and Wiring Installed in 1882.
First house in the world to be lit with hydroelectricity using the Edison system and world's first hydroelectric central station
This book is a historical documentation of the earliest electric wiring and fixtures found in the historic house museum called “Hearthstone” located in Appleton, Wisconsin. In 1882, industrialist and entrepreneur, Henry J. Rogers built a lovely Victorian mansion for his wife, Cremora. He lit the home using a Thomas Edison system with a dynamo operated by waterpower. Lights for the home were carbonized bamboo filament bulbs placed in fixtures called electroliers furnished by Bergmann and Company who was the exclusive source for lamp fixtures and hardware for Edison’s new incandescent lamps. Installed only three years after Edison’s breakthrough in perfecting the electric incandescent lamp, this house may contain the only remaining examples of these early lighting artifacts accessible to the public.

Explore the rooms of the house containing these original electroliers and learn the unique history of the world's first hydroelectric central station. Discover the origins of hydroelectricity and the entrepreneurs who dared to take a risk on the future development of this electrical technology. Follow the growth of the companies evolving from the world's first electric company in Appleton, Wisconsin to install an Edison system powered by water.

This 150-page book contains over 250 photographs and illustrations presented in full color in an 8-1/2" x 11" format with sewn binding and soft cover, printed in the USA.
THE DAWN OF ELECTRIC INCANDESCENT ILLLUMINATION
Price is $30.00 Including Shipping by Media Mail in the USA Only.
Worlds First Hydroelectric Central Station