EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO: At least one of five century-old incandescent light bulbs still works after being pulled from the cornerstone of a Cleveland-area building along with a time capsule.
The Plain Dealer reports GE Lighting began a 100th anniversary celebration of the Nela Park operation on Monday at one of the park’s original buildings at the East Cleveland research center.
The lead-box time capsule held photos of Nela founders, journals, a book of technical specifications and a Plain Dealer. The 40-watt light bulbs were packed in sand above the box.
A special socket was used to show off one of the bulb’s longevity. The rest went to a research lab.
The Nela industrial park was listed in 1975 as an historic place by the U.S. Department of the Interior.