George Westinghouse bested his rival Thomas Edison and won the contract to provide the incandescent bulbs that lit the World’s Fair, showcasing the wonders of electric light to the millions who visited.


  • Title: Westinghouse stopper lamp
  • Date Created: 1893
  • Subject Keywords: Westinghouse
  • Type: Artifact
  • Original Source: Heinz History Center Museum Collections
  • Object ID: 2010.20.1
  • Exhibit or Collection: Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation
  • Collection Information: Museum Purchase, Hillman Foundation Funds

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