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Author Topic: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?  (Read 1066 times)

Offline macpiper

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EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:37:12 pm »
HOPEFULLY I GOT THE SIZE RIGHT

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Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 08:28:36 pm »
I am truly disappointed about any sort of feedback about the lamp I posted.  I was hoping to find a venue to identify a good many light, but not so much

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Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 09:38:02 pm »
This doesn't look the 1914 replica, based on a comparison with the two examples that I have.  The binding posts, wood base, and glass stem are different.  I don't know which version you have without hitting the books and doing some research, but I doubt you'll have the patience to wait anyway.

Good luck

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Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 09:53:57 pm »
Sorry I give that impression.  I have no choice but to learn what I can and be able to find a new home for about 100 antique bulbs.  I am more concerned about not finding a home and maybe tossing out something of value.

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Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 07:34:46 am »
Some further digging found pictures of a commemorative lamp made at the 1939 New York World's Fair that matches features found on your unmarked lamp.  GE had an exhibit at the fair with a glassblower on hand giving demonstrations of how the original lamps were made in 1879.  These were then apparently sold to the public with a label on the wood base commemorating the event.  See pictures below.  Unfortunately the filament is detached in your lamp, which will hurt the value a bit, but it's still collectible since it's fairly uncommon (unlike the 1929 commemorative).

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Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 09:19:15 am »
Thank you so very much.  I have very little knowledge about all these lights and memorabilia my father passed down to me.  I am trying my best to match up some bulbs and it seems to be a very complex process.  I appreciate your help

Offline Chris Kocsis

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Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 03:06:25 pm »
Hi, the 1914 replica has a really tall tip, culminating in a little solid glass ball.  Also, it has no exhaust tube in the glass stem; these were evacuated through the tip.

Chris