Happy Birthday to Thomas Edison, who was awarded the patent for the “electric conductor” in 1892, the beginning of wiring and cabling.
Edison described his invention as insulation for the wire to make it waterproof and fireproof. It consisted of 3 parts:
He took precautions to protect wiring from the hazards of electricity as wired household appliances were about to become mainstream.
Happy Inventors’ Day to all of the inventors out there!
Source: Underwriters Laboratories Inc