Thursday, September 2, 2010
Reddy Kilowatt Embraces Atomic Energy
Corporate spokescharacter Reddy Kilowatt was born in 1926, the creation of Ashton B. Collins for the Alabama Power Company. He proved to be so popular that he was eventually licensed to 300 electrical companies in the United States and abroad. In The Mighty Atom, Reddy tells the story of electricity "from Amber to Atoms" and even throws in the sheet music for his theme song ("I'm a real live wire and I never tire..."). The following are some excerpts. To learn more about Mr. Kilowatt, visit this exhaustive page.