Mangum, Oklahoma: The Bulb of Mangum, Oklahoma (Gone)

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Fire Station No. 1

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Fire Station No. 1. On the north side of W. Pierce St. just west of N. Oklahoma Ave. Just behind city hall.
Status:
Gone
The Bulb of Mangum, Oklahoma

This long-lived incandescent illuminator was one of our "Light Bulb Methuselahs." In a 1912 fire station, the light bulb was first flicked on in 1929 or thereabouts, and didn't burn out until Dec. 13, 2019.

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Mangum Fire House Light Bulb

The "Light Bulb Methuselah" bulb in the Mangum Firehouse officially burned out on Friday the 13th of December, 2019.

[Dave Andren, 12/23/2019]

The bulb had been switched on in the late 1920a and burned continuously for over 90 years. Other, even older, bulbs are still burning.


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