There’s a pool on Flickr dedicated to signs featuring Reddy. As of August 2009 there are 160 photos posted.
Here’s a quick remembrance of Mr. Kilowatt at a Lorain County Nostalgia site. Ohio Edison was the power company where I grew up (not far from Lorain County, actually). Since I spend a lot of time in the Lorain Public Library pouring over microfilm of newspapers from the 1950s and 1960s, it seems that almost […]
Nice old deck of Reddy Kilowatt playing cards here. I acquired these playing cards a few years back and had forgotten all about them until going through some boxes of stuff this weekend. Nice.
For sale on eBay: ~~~ A COOL LITTLE REDDY KILOWATT ZIPPO WITH BOX FROM 1963~~~ BRADFORD IN TOP LEFT, PA. IN TOP RIGHT ZIPPO SCRIPT IN THE CENTER 2 DOTS ON THE LEFT, 1 DOT ON THE RIGHT PAT. 2517191 CENTERED ON THE BOTTOM LIGHTER WORKS FINE CONSIDERING THE OUTER APPEARANCE ~~~SUPER CONDITION FOR A […]
Check out this comic book from 1946: What do you get when you combine a famous commercial spokescharacter who’s gotta bolt of lightning jutting out from between his legs…dinosaurs…E.C. Comics…and the Hollywood studio responsible for “Woody Woodpecker” cartoons? How about “REDDY MADE MAGIC”, a comic book — that originally bore a cover-price of only a […]
Did you know that Reddy Kilowatt was also a high school mascot? Minnesota’s Granite Falls High School had Reddy as their mascot for nearly 60 years until school consolidation led to his retirement. NSP had a power plant in Granite Falls for many years. Big, big thanks to GFHS alum Kari H. for the bit […]
A story from the holidays last year… When I came home from work on Friday, it was to a surprise package in the mail…from West Virginia…from someone I’ve never met before. Which is weird…that it came to my house, because usually I have things sent to Snap Snap, as someone is usually there to receive […]
A quick Reddy mention from someone over in New York state: “Living off the grid” was the norm, since the grid did not come to Scipio until about the early 1940’s. An early bill features a picture of Reddy Kilowatt and a cost of $2.50 for a month’s service for a house on the then […]