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Figure 3

Poster showing a painting of Prometheus carrying a shining electric lightbulb

‘Prometheus, the bringer of fire!’ (Prometheus, der Feuerbringer), advertisement for a lightbulb with tungsten wire, c. 1910–14. Other manufacturers, too, tried to cash in on the ancient hero, such as Prometheus Fabrik, a factory in Frankfurt a. M. producing electric cookers and heaters