Saturday, February 18, 2006

Oh Look! Shiny!

Whose bright idea was this? You own a lightbulb, one of only a baker's dozen in existence, quite possibly made by The Man's Own Hands, and you store it in a freakin' shoe box in a sock drawer.

Light Bulb Believed Made by Edison Stolen
From Associated Press

CRESTWOOD, Ky. - It was hidden in a shoe box inside a drawer, but the burglar who stumbled upon it must have thought the ancient-looking light bulb was worth something.

The light bulb's owner said it was probably made by Thomas Edison, who is credited with developing a long-burning filament that made the incandescent light bulb marketable.

Helena Grimes, owner of the Waldeck Mansion that was burglarized this week, said the light bulb had belonged to her great-great-uncle. Grimes said she was told by a Smithsonian Institution expert that there are likely only 12 others like it.

I wonder if the banks in Crestwood have similar security. Duane? Up for a road trip?


Duane Swierczynski said...

Let's hit it, Terrenoire. Very least, we can probably steal a couple of a flourescent bulbs.

secretdeadartist said...

What's wrong with keeping rare stuff in shoeboxes? I keep any number of things in shoeboxes. I even think I have a copy of your book in a shoebox...

David Terrenoire said...

I'll be the first to admit that finding a copy of my book in somebody's house is a rare event, but we're talking things of value here.

And I really don't want to consider those other things you store in shoeboxes. I think the profilers call them trophies.

secretdeadartist said...

I believe there are 3 shoeboxes with your name on them. Or maybe just 2, I could have left one at the last site