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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Help Identify Bulb
« Last post by Marionhuff on July 21, 2021, 08:20:12 pm »
I need help- I was told these may be really rare- how do I post a picture?
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Wanted to Buy / Re: Looking for one or two Hubbell WB-172 vaportite lights
« Last post by mjspiegel on April 28, 2021, 09:19:25 pm »
I was able to locate 2 of these. Thank you for your help!!
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Help Identify Bulb
« Last post by Jim Patchen on April 13, 2021, 04:30:35 pm »
Need help identifying this type and manufacturer of bulb
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the amount is staggering I'm in uk so I'm sure it would even cost me more to get some shipped here? id take 50 - 100 if price was reasonable?  :roll:
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Thomson Houston Base
« Last post by Alexander on April 07, 2021, 03:28:58 am »
Hello to you all,
I have a thomson houston socketed shelby Lamp. I want to build a lampholder for it. Therefor I need the thread type that is needed for the centre bolt. I live in France so I donut have access to american style bolts, to check it out myself by trying out, as I have to order the bolts from special marketplaces outside.




Best regards

Alexander
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Wanted to Buy / Looking for one or two Hubbell WB-172 vaportite lights
« Last post by mjspiegel on March 30, 2021, 09:14:37 pm »
They were manufactured in 1973. I would really like to have two of them. This link has a couple pictures of them:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/2-explosion-proof-dock-deck-tunnel-light-fixture

Please let me know if you can help!

Thanks!
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Would like to identify large Regent bulb- I'm new!
« Last post by adam2 on March 20, 2021, 08:56:45 pm »
It looks like a fairly standard type of mercury vapour lamp.
Many mercury vapour lamps have a fluorescent coating in order to improve the colour of the light, but this is a clear or uncoated type.
This type of lamp has two main electrodes between which the current passes, one at the top and one at the bottom. A third small electrode connected via a high value resistance may be seen at the bottom of the lamp. This assists in starting from line voltage without any external high voltage starting device.
Not easy to date as they have been made to the same basic design for decades.

Such lamps are intended to be connected to the mains via a choke or ballast. Connection without this required choke or ballast is apt to destroy the lamp.

Unlikely to be of value, but don't rush to chuck it out just in case.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Would like to identify large Regent bulb- I'm new!
« Last post by ingrid on March 19, 2021, 03:49:16 pm »
Okay- here's the photo:
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Would like to identify large Regent bulb- I'm new!
« Last post by ingrid on March 19, 2021, 03:45:38 pm »
I have this bulb and know nothing about it.  I just screwed it in to a lamp I have that takes the larger 1-5/8" diameter neck, and even though the lamp was off, it blew out the bulb. Sad!
It says Regent "R" 175W 9911 on it. It's about 8.5" long and has a glass tube inside. I tried to attach a photo but haven't gotten a small enough file yet.

I'm curious whether it is still of any use to anybody and how old it might be?

thanks!

ingrid
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Wanted to Buy / Looking for 75W National Mazda Bulb
« Last post by thomeric on March 11, 2021, 03:49:57 am »
My friend is restoring an old GE luminaire as a favor for a local historical society.

Since the lamp will be displayed indoors I was hoping to find a 75 watt National Mazda or equivalent bulb.  Even though the Jones socket is reduced to a medium Edison base, a National Mazda type bulb looks pretty cool on display.
Anyone have an extra working 75 watt Mazda type bulb for a reasonable price for a "charity" display?  It would be cool to have a working 1920s vintage lamp on display in another public museum.

Thanks.
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