With the coming of winter and the possibility of electrical outages due to winter storms, we've been checking out generators at our local Home Depot. Having one would certainly help if we were without electricity for a few days. Even so, I hadn't given the history of generators much thought until the other day when I ran across this ad in a November 1916 Woman's World.
I looked up some historical information about Delco-Light. In the early 1900s, electricity was scarce in rural areas. The Delco-Light gave families the opportunity to extend their days, although the thought of churning butter by a generator light in the evening after a long day of farm work doesn't sound appealing to me.
Anyway, Here are some links if you're interested. This would be great information for an historical writer.