Mary's Story In Her Own Words
I do believe that I have one of the BULBS that came from the
Fire Station at First and McLeod, and or the Hose Cart House.
The bulb is handblown with no manufacturers markings, it does
have a gold sticker
on it towards the top of the bulb, Shelby Electric Company.
I live in Colorado now, but grew up in Livermore and graduated
from Livermore High in 1966, my parents lived in Livermore for
over 15 years. My dad was involved with CB Radio Clubs, Civil
Air Patrol and quite a few years with Chuck, fireman at the Tracy
fire dept. I'm sure he did things with the Livermore Fire Dept.
also. They moved from Livermore in 1980, to Albuq. N.M. I believe
he acquired the bulb sometime in 1975 or 1976, when they still
lived in Livermore.
My dad was a collector of all kinds of things. They moved
from Albuq. NM in 1994 to Minnesota so my dad could be closer
to his brother. At
that time is when I acquired the bulb from my parents, it was
in some boxes he didn't take in the move, and he had me come
from Colorado to New Mexico to get them. Over the years you go
through the boxes save some things and throw away some, I knew
the light bulb had some special meaning, by the news articles
he had with it.