"Mazda bulbs"

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Sun Jan 30 05:47:28 UTC 2005

Back in the '30's, '40's, and '50's, GE had practically a lock on light
bulb sales and "Mazda" was a trademark that GE used. Back then, even
Westinghouse was practically an off-brand by comparison, when it came
to light bulbs. In fact, when I worked for the Los Angeles Department
of Water & Power, GE turbo-electric generators were considered to be
superior to those made by Westinghouse. At the power plant where I
worked, there were four Westinghouse generators - the plant was built
during the war and GE generators were hard to come by - and one GE
generator. The Westinghouse generators were always breaking down.
Fortunately, the one GE generator could generate as much electricity by
itself, when necessary, as the four Westinghouse generators could

-Wilson Gray

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