Dr. Hugh Hicks
Fort Myers, FL.
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books on electric lighting
The following is a list
of early books from my collection that
I have presented in a "digital format".
Digitizing these books offers many benefits
such as the ability to search an entire book
in seconds using the search feature on the
left. All books are available here for your
reading pleasure so enjoy!
William J. Hammer Collection
of Incandescent Lamps
William J. Hammer in 1913, this
scarce 18 page book is a must read
for collectors and historians.
The book details the origin of
the W.J.H.collection told in a
unique perspective by Hammer himself.
The book includes many pictures
of this historic collection which
many consider the most important
collection of early incandescent
Published by Osram-G.E.C. (London) circa early 1920s. This 70 page book deals with the manufacturing processes used in incandescent lamp production, Marconi-Osram radio tubes, and Osglim neon lamps, etc. Also a brief history on Robertson Lamps and numerous photographs.
| Mather Electric Company,
Direct Current Incandescent Lighting
|Published in the late 1800s, this hard cover book describes in detail the Mather incandescent electric lighting system. It is profusely illustrated and provides a rare and interesting glimpse into the early days of of electric lighting and power generation.
|Published by General Electric's Nela Park engineering department, 1939. This 68 page book covers the characteristics and applications of incandescent lamps, gaseous discharge, and fluorescent light sources. This is a wonderful reference that covers many interesting collectible bulbs including the Mazda S-1 thru S-4 mercury sunlamps, types H-1 thru H-6 mercury lamps, neon glow lamps, sodium lamps, and many more.