110 Years Of The Same Nonsense

“Coal and wood will disappear from the earth. Coal already is dwindling alarmingly, and the most  ambitious efforts of the foresters will not forestall he final obliteration of the forests. Electricity is manifestly the sole dependence of the future.

“In the Northwest several years ago the cold was so intense and the fuel famine so prolonged that the farmers there kept themselves alive by burning their boundary fences and their outhouses. The winds were frightful in their temperature and destructive force. Why should they not have been  utilized to keep those homes comfortable.

By means of a simple windmill, power could be produced which would keep the homes of the far  Northwest at a uniform temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, even in the deadliest cold weather.”

New York Times    January 1, 1911

TimesMachine: January 1, 1911 – NYTimes.com


Edison’s New Storage Battery is Cause of Revolution.


Removes Last Objection to Electric Car Used by Advocates of Gas.

In the perfection of his new storage battery, Thomas A, Edison has inaugurated a new era in electric locomotion. The successful efforts of the electrical wizard will revolutionize the commercial adaption of vehicles propelled by their own power. The new batteries supply a long felt want In the electrical world and remove all objections to the electric automobile.”

09 May 1910, 4 – Des Moines Tribune at Newspapers.com

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5 Responses to 110 Years Of The Same Nonsense

  1. GWS says:

    “Costs less than a horse and is always ready for use.” By Jove, how we need these things today! And they are “always ready for use!” And in 1910! May miracles never cease!

  2. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    Speaking of nonsense….I present to you the POTUS…😂😂🤡🤡

  3. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    I was complaining about the NHC naming the “tropical storm” in South Carolina this morning. Glad someone else noticed

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