Giant Incandescent Light Bulb (50KW) (Nov, 1931)
Ah, racier days. The caption doesn’t say she’s “holding it”, no, she’s “fondling it”.
Think of the Light Bill!
EVEN at reduced rates for household electricity, Mr. U. Consumer would think a long time before putting one of these new German incandescent lights in the parlor; it consumes 50 kilowatts of current, or 67 horsepower. The multiple filaments are shown clearly, at the right.
This young lady is fondling, not a balloon, but the largest incandescent lamp bulb in the world, over 100,000 candlepower. As they used to say on the Fourth of Julyâ€””Do not hold in the
hand after lighting!” (Osram Lamp Works)