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This profile was last updated on 6/15/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Chairman

Light Bulb Centennial
 
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Lynn Owens is the former ...
www.abc.net.au, 15 June 2011 [cached]
Lynn Owens is the former division chief for the Livermore Fire Department and Light Bulb Centennial chairman.
LYNN OWENS: Nobody knows how it's possible - it is a 60 watt bulb and it's only turned on to about four watts but nobody knows why it keeps burning. We've had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb.
BARBARA MILLER: Lynn Owens says the little light, now a curiosity, initially had a much more important role to play in town life.
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LYNN OWENS: It was used as a night light so that when the fire bell rang and the volunteers came in to the get the equipment, instead of going into a completely dark building there would be a little light shining, it would be a lot safer for them to get their kerosene lanterns lit and to get their equipment.
Retired Livermore Division Fire Chief, ...
www.sfgate.com [cached]
Retired Livermore Division Fire Chief, Lynn R. Owens, holds the guestbook showing visitors who have stopped by to see the longest burning light bulb, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not, which hangs above him from the ceiling of Livermore fire Station #6 on Thursday Feb. 3, 2011, in Livermore, Ca. Owens is the chairperson of the Livermore Light Bulb Centennial Committee. A small area inside the fire station garage has been dedicated with displays in recognition of the centennial bulb. The light bulb was first switched on at fire department hose cart house on L Street in Livermore in 1901. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
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Retired Livermore Division Fire Chief, Lynn R. Owens, holds the guestbook showing visitors who have stopped by to see the longest burning light bulb, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not, which hangs above him from the ceiling of Livermore fire Station #6 on Thursday Feb. 3, 2011, in Livermore, Ca. Owens is the chairperson of the Livermore Light Bulb Centennial Committee. A small area inside the fire station garage has been dedicated with displays in recognition of the centennial bulb.
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Retired Livermore Division Fire Chief, Lynn R. Owens, holds the...
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"It still gives that warm, comfy glow," said retired Livermore fire Division Chief Lynn Owens.
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There was a gasp from the crowd," Owens said.
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"We used to touch the bulb for good luck on our way to fires," said Owens, who worked alongside the bulb for 30 years.
LHG Newsletter: June 2001
www.lhg.org, 1 June 2001 [cached]
Special thanks to our auctioneer Lynn Owens. Summer hours for Carnegie Bldg: Beginning June 1, 10-30 to 3 p.m. Wed. thru Sunday.
ITVS: press release
www.itvs.org, 30 July 2003 [cached]
Lynn Owens, retired Livermore fire fighter and ‘spokesman' for the light bulb
Weve had scientists from all over ...
www.godsofeden.com, 1 June 2011 [cached]
Weve had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb, of course nobody has ever been able to touch this light bulb," said Lynn Owens, a retired division chief with the Livermore Fire Department and chairman of the towns light bulb centennial committee.
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