Christie’s specialist Laurence Fisher show off two light bulbs, made by Thomas Alva Edison, on display at Christie’s in London earlier today. The bulb is part of a collection of 23 light bulbs used as courtroom evidence on July 8, 1890, in a case between Edison Electric Light Company and United States Electric Light Company. You write the cutline/AP File Photo.
1. A curator at the Smithsonian Institution holds up the lights that appeared over John Kerry’s head before he decided to utter his infamous “I actually voted for the $84 billion dollars…before I voted against it” and “If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq” quotes. The items are part of a new exhibit called “Dim Bulbs in American Politics” — Tom Forbes.
2. After winning the lawsuit, Edison said “Watt nonsense that was”, and then promptly made enough money to fill a mint — John Austin.
3. Somehow, the Edison eye glasses never caught on — A Token D.
HM: Jesse Tinsley