Reader Edwin Seymour sent us some of photos of Reddy Kilowatt as an Electric Cowboy, as well as a link to a related article about a large Reddy Kilowatt wall mural painted by artist Stefan Kramar for the Amarillo, Texas Xcel office. Thanks, Edwin!
From the Cass County Star Gazette: Reddy Kilowatt is anything but your average company spokesman. After all, this fellow has lightning bolts for a body, a light bulb for a nose and electrical outlets in the place of ears. Reddy Kilowatt achieved fame throughout downstate Illinois after Central Illinois Public Service Company (CIPS) hired Reddy […]
Here’s a little article on Examiner.com: An animated spokesman for electricity: Reddy Kilowatt. Strangely, the URL reddy.com does not go anywhere.
Without Reddy Kilowatt there’d be no holiday lights. Here’s another view:
Here’s a 1945 issue of Connecticut Light News ’45 for sale with some Thanksgiving Reddy Kilowatt action in it. Happy Thanksgiving, America! And if you’re crazy enough to go shopping tomorrow, try buying local!
Inventing Green: The Lost History of Alternative Energy in America has a good piece on Reddy (and other industry mascots). It gives an overview of how electricity needed to be sold in the early days (everyone used clotheslines before dryers and washed dishes by hand before dishwashers), which might seem unbelievable now, but definitely took […]