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We are very excited to be involved with MidnightMRKT happening on Jan 23rd from 9pm until 1 am. Stop by 641 King Street West and here great music, have some great food and shop some great local vendors.

Vintage Style Edison Bulbs

Thomas Edison began serious research into developing a practical incandescent lamp in 1878. Edison filed his first patent application for "Improvement In Electric Lights" on 14 October 1878.[28] After many experiments, first with carbon in the early 1880s and then with platinum and other metals, in the end Edison returned to a carbon filament.[29] The first successful test was on 22 October 1879,[30][31] and lasted 13.5 hours. Edison continued to improve this design and by 4 November 1879, filed for a US patent for an electric lamp using "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected ... to platina contact wires."[32] Although the patent described several ways of creating the carbon filament including using "cotton and linen thread, wood splints, papers coiled in various ways,"[32] Edison and his team later discovered that a carbonized bamboo filament could last more than 1200 hours.[33] In 1880, the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company steamer, Columbia, became the first application for Edison's incandescent electric lamps (it was also the first ship to execute use of a dynamo).[34][35][36] Columbia sank in a collision with a schooner off California in 1907.

We just love these bulbs we currently have 5 different styles in the store for sale. 

Leslieville Flea December 15th

Our last Flea inside the Jimmy Simpson Center before we move to the Distillery until April. It was a very cold and snowy night to load a truck on the 14th but as always we had fun. The flea was not as busy as usual with everyone trying to dig themselves out after the snow fall. But to anyone who made it out they had a great time.