The house was built in 1890 I came home tried to turn on light upstairs and thought the bulb blew. I replaced bulb but still didn't work. Then I realized that my computer was also off as was every overhead light upstairs except the bathroom. Some outlets also still work. I found the breaker box and switched it off and on again still no luck. I found some 2 glass fuses in the ceiling and wonder if that could be the problem? Would there be another main breaker box I am not finding? Any suggestions would help.

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    You'll likely have to call in a local licensed Electrician to locate and fix the problem. Things like this are nearly impossible to diagnose through the internet.
    – Tester101
    Oct 16 '14 at 11:52

The loss of electrical power described in the question may be symptomatic of potentially serious issues that might result in fire and/or injurious or fatal electri shock. It needs prompt attention from a person competent to analyze and work on residential electrical systems. Hiring a licensed electrician is strongly recommended as a general recommendation.

The interruption of power to a portion of your home was undoubtedly caused by an absence of electricity in the conductors serving that portion of the building. Normally this is caused by a open circuit.

It is easy to talk in theory. However, a house that was built in 1890 was certainly built without electrical service. Such service was added later. Because there are both circuit breakers and fuses in the ceiling, it is highly likely that several renovations/additions to the electrical service have been made since it was installed.

Therefore, the only way to determine the pertinent details is by physically observing the actual installation.

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