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Author Topic: MOVED: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed  (Read 11904 times)

Offline crashland73

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MOVED: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed
« on: April 13, 2009, 12:22:13 pm »
Hello,
 This is my first time here and I just found 2 light bulbs in a house that is about 80 or so years old. The bulbs remind me of a salt shaker. The glass looks like some of them clear dinner plates with diamond shape edges in it. The top is flat and they both light up. I dont have a picture, they are my mother in laws.

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Re: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 04:28:48 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum.  This sounds like a fairly modern Sylvania halogen bulb.  It's often confused with being an antique bulb.  Please post photos and I will confirm and check the screw base for any Sylvania markings.

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Re: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 04:48:25 pm »
I will. It may be a while. I know the house has been abandoned for a long time.

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Re: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 06:35:19 pm »
here they are. they have a little white paint on them.

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Re: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 07:04:02 pm »
Yes - these look like the modern Sylvania bulbs I mentioned.  Please see this website for more general information about these bulbs:

http://bulbs.2yr.net/bulbs-old/unique.html


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Re: need info on decorative bulb, glass is detailed
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 07:09:45 pm »
thanks for the help. i know enough about light bulbs to fill an ants hind end.