KUA Unveils Historical Display of Appliances

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 25, 11:30 am — As part of its ongoing centennial celebration, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has converted a portion of its customer service lobby into a historical display featuring turn-of-the-century electrical appliances used by Osceola residents.

KUA has provided electricity to the residents of Osceola county since 1901. In the beginning, kerosene lanterns, ice boxes and wood stoves were a way of life and electricity only lit up Thomas Edison’s new invention, the incandescent lamp. But by the early 1900’s a variety of electrical products became available for household use. KUA’s historical display features everything from an electric butter churn and calculator to a refrigerator and waffle iron. In addition, the history of each appliance and manufacturer has been meticulously researched by KUA staff and accompanies the individual appliances.

The appliances are on loan from the Osceola County Historical Society.

KUA is Florida‘s 7th largest community-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties. KUA celebrates its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116