Edwardian home electrical wiring was scary stuff

The advent of electrical lighting and appliances came with a lot of trial and error, meaning a lot of injuries, destruction, and death before things got standardized and safety-tested. In Edwardian times, for instance, each electricity producer chose their own voltage and method of delivery, among other unnerving practices. Take a deep dive into the terrifying history of early electrification.

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