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Author Topic: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.  (Read 4092 times)

Offline FRANCO.M

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All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:07:39 pm »
Hi collector !
I would like show to you my latest discovery.

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:11:03 pm »
Hi, this is the photo of wood and brass spring socket.

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 07:03:03 pm »
Well, you are a lucky guy.
Thats a very rare item. congratulations.


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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 09:22:15 pm »
Beautiful and very desirable lamp and socket, Franco.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.  Are there any markings on the bulb or socket?  The socket looks very similar to my early Swan wooden hook-eye lamp holder:  http://bulbcollector.com/gateway/Incandescent_Lamps/Carbon_Filament/1881-1900/Swan/image/c0041.jpg

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 04:48:34 pm »
This bulb might be a 'Victora Lamp" made by the Anglo-American Brush Electric Light Corp. of England.

The company was founded in 1880 to sell Charles Brush's Arc systems in the UK (A. Allerhand, pp259), but their initial involvement with Incandescent lighting was with St. George Lane Fox.

The stem structure of their lamps is very similar to that of Brush's American incandescent lamps from the mid 1880's onward, however Anglo-American Brush sold lamps labeled as "Lane Fox" by 1883 with such a stem design. Their slightly later base is very much like a Brush Swan base, but it is smaller.

Outside of Adam's book, some of this info comes from research done with the help of Adam Allerhand on a bulb from my collection. Photo credit of the advertisement to Adam Allerhand.

Note that the Ad is from 1885 (dated by publication Adam found it in), and the bulb has a date of 12/88 scratched into the base. The Anglo-American Brush Co was out of business by 1889.
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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 05:00:27 pm »
Here is the Brush bulb. I am in the US, but this bulb originated in England. Last pic showed the base next to the larger US Brush-Swan base.

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 05:01:32 pm »
Stem

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 05:05:27 pm »
Etching

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 05:07:28 pm »
Compared to a B-S Base. The Anglo-American Brush bulb base is about 1/8" less in diameter.

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2017, 06:16:04 pm »
Very nice Brush lamp, Chad.  Thanks for posting this!  I certainly see a resemblance with the glass bridge between your Brush lamp and Franco's mystery lamp. 

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 03:34:32 pm »
Good evening collectors.
Unfortunately there is no write on my socket.
But i'm almost certain that this socket was used and sold by Ganz and c of Budapest, because i've found this  with a extremly rare book of 1885 that describe all electric factory  at the 1884 Turin's universal exposure.

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 11:32:23 pm »
Hi Franco,

The book you describe sounds just as interesting as the bulb and socket you posted.  Again, a great find for you!

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Re: All glass light bulb and its wood socket.
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 03:29:21 pm »
Hi collectors.

This is the front page of my book,and an internal page that speak about " victoria" light bulb of Brush Swan.
This collocate the date of begin  production at latest 1883 or early 1884.
In this book there is described a first commercial and tecnical  comparation with the three
systems of filament about construction, type of carbon and  stability of light ; they are: Edison, Cruto and Swan.