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Antique Bulb Discussion / shipping antique light bulbs
« Last post by Knomad on December 10, 2017, 05:22:47 pm »
Mr. Tim Tromp.  Please excuse my lack of knowledge; where on the bulb is this "exhaust tip"?    I was not aware that the shipping positionh might be critical.  I am a newby to this site.  I am not a collector, I just happen to have a unique (so I thought) Popeye bulb I would like to determine a fair/realistic price to determine if there is any interest to other collectors.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Popeye filament light bulb
« Last post by Knomad on December 10, 2017, 05:04:49 pm »
I Just tried to pose a question/comment herein and was unsuccessful; here goes attempt #2.
I am not a collector but I have a popeye filament light bulb from the 1930's that I would like to ascertain a fair value to sell it.  I listed it on Ebay and I had lots of viewers and a few "watcher's" but no buyers.  I asked $275.00 for this bulb; was this a realistic fair value to today's collector?
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help with this OSRAM light bulb...
« Last post by Faneco on December 05, 2017, 02:58:39 pm »
That lamp seems to be single filament because it has only two lead-in wires going in from stem; also is fitted with regular modern exaust tube in the downside of the globe through the stem. The purpose of have choosen a 4 pin radio tube socket? it remains in the darkness; maybe to avoid the unscrewing of the whole bulb due to ship vibrations if it were fitted with a regular Edison base, the same thing that is usually done in the lighting installations of railway vehicles, although for that purpose is better to use conventional bayonet sockets and caps.
Another possibility is that this type of cap were chosen to use the lamp itself as any kind of dropper or absorption resistance in some type of ship's apparatus like battery chargers. It's only a guess.
Pedro: where are you from? I would be interested in buying you one of these curious and a bit intriguing lamps to my own collection; please let me know.

Mónico, hello.
I live in Portugal.
I am not sure if i can insert links from Ebay ie, but i have listed them on Ebay. Outside Ebay, we can work out things and values.
Here it is: https://www.ebay.com/itm/152809508525?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
Thank you all, again for your help and assistance.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help with this OSRAM light bulb...
« Last post by Mónico González on December 05, 2017, 02:00:15 pm »
That lamp seems to be single filament because it has only two lead-in wires going in from stem; also is fitted with regular modern exaust tube in the downside of the globe through the stem. The purpose of have choosen a 4 pin radio tube socket? it remains in the darkness; maybe to avoid the unscrewing of the whole bulb due to ship vibrations if it were fitted with a regular Edison base, the same thing that is usually done in the lighting installations of railway vehicles, although for that purpose is better to use conventional bayonet sockets and caps.
Another possibility is that this type of cap were chosen to use the lamp itself as any kind of dropper or absorption resistance in some type of ship's apparatus like battery chargers. It's only a guess.
Pedro: where are you from? I would be interested in buying you one of these curious and a bit intriguing lamps to my own collection; please let me know.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help identifying antique light bulb
« Last post by DD100 on December 05, 2017, 08:50:59 am »
Thanks Tim! That really helps!
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General Discussion / I'm here again!!!
« Last post by Mónico González on December 05, 2017, 07:55:20 am »
Hello everyone!
After some months of having troubles with the password process to get authentication in my account as user, I'm here again.
I would like to take this opportunity to greet all the collectors of light bulbs and electric lighting enthusiasts in these festivities and wish you all a bright and happy new year 2018.
  :-)  :-)  :-)

P.S.:
And of course, a very special greeting to Tim, the webmaster of this site.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Shelby Light Bulb Help
« Last post by Brock on December 03, 2017, 10:28:42 pm »
I have recently purchased an antique shelby mushroom light bulb. When I saw it, the base looked quite odd. Doing some further research, I learned that my bulb has an edison - westinghouse base combo. According to the sites below, this Shelby was made in the late 1890's, the base of this bulb makes it quite rare. Since the Shelby Electric company was established in 1897, the bulb had to be manufactured from 1897 - 1899. I just need help pin-pointing specificaly when the bulb rolled off the line.

sources:

http://bulbs.2yr.net/bulbvalue.php

http://www.sparkmuseum.com/LAMP_BASE.HTM
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I saw the check on ebay just after the listing ended. I am happy to assist with any information you would like and have studied this era of Edison's work for much of my life.

The bulb was made between there latter part of 1881 and early 1883. This was the first Edison lamp base to have the center contact and outer thread shell in the form that has sustained to this day. In the later part of 1883 the plaster upper ring was eliminated. The filament is of the 8 candlepower "B size" and is carbonized bamboo. The filament is attached with copper plated clamps, as was Edison's technique until around 1886.

If you have any interest in trading or selling any of these items I would pay very generously for them.

  Chad
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Bueller? Anyone?
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Edison related items aquired from an Edison Lamp workers Family
« Last post by maize on November 14, 2017, 12:38:42 pm »
I recently aquired a few Edison lamp related items from a person whose Great Grandfather worked at the Edison Lamp Company.

I have a bulb, a check , an insert from a newspaper, and origianl photos of Edison lamp works factory.

I attachd images. I am hoping to gain some insight as to what the bulb is? and its age, rarity...any info would be helpful. I ahve more photos but there is a limit as to what I can post.

Thank you!

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