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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help identifying bulb and finding replacement
« Last post by Kywildcat on January 14, 2018, 09:00:19 pm »
Thanks for the reply. I thought the bulb bases looked pretty standard, but supposedly the color was what was unique about the bulbs.
Were pinkish/red colored bulbs all that unique or valuable from 70ish years ago?
From that I get the impression that the bulbs weren't all that valuable, more just the sentimental value of having them that long.
I'm thinking the lamps would look good with some of the LED Edison bulbs, for the antique look. Thanks again!
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Repairing old bulbs
« Last post by adam2 on January 14, 2018, 09:58:34 am »
As the previous posts show, repair is certainly possible but it is a non trivial task that needs a well equipped workshop and a fair bit of equipment.
You also need reasonable experience in glass working, this can be gained by practice on cheap modern stuff before risking anything old or valuable.

The most expensive item needed is a high vacuum pump.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help identifying bulb and finding replacement
« Last post by adam2 on January 10, 2018, 08:05:42 pm »
It looks to me like a fairly standard screw base bulb in a light pink or peach colour.
I doubt that you will be able to get an exact match, but something similar should be readily available.
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Modern Electric Lighting / Re: 250 Watt lamp
« Last post by adam2 on January 10, 2018, 07:58:26 pm »
What type of base or cap does the lamp have ?
If it is a standard bayonet (b22) or screw (e27) type, AND if the bulb is of the correct voltage for your  local mains supply, then the bulb may be BRIEFLY tested in any table lamp. Only a BRIEF test though as the wattage is far in excess of that intended.

We really need a picture though.
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Christmas Lighting / Re: Kingston Crystalites
« Last post by STARMAN on January 10, 2018, 12:22:57 pm »
Good luck with finding them I hope your successful.
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Selling my remaining stock of AR1 argon lamps. Singles in the sleeve for $19.99 or available buy 10 and receive them in the original box, all sleeved.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Antique lamp bulb.
« Last post by Solano on January 06, 2018, 03:20:38 am »
Hello everyone. I have this old bulb of 220v and 26cm long. Does anyone know what type it is and the date of manufacture?

Thanks to all, best regards.




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Modern Electric Lighting / 250 Watt lamp
« Last post by 250Watt on January 04, 2018, 08:14:03 pm »
Hi,

We have a 250W light bulb and are looking for a suitable lamp to use it in. Can anyone direct us to an (ideally) table-top lamp that takes a 250W bulb, or indeed show us anywhere online that could be of use.

Thanks!
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Christmas Lighting / Re: Kingston Crystalites
« Last post by Norfolk-K on January 04, 2018, 04:22:59 am »
I have a battered set of Kingston Crystalites christmas bubble lights. The bubble stems are ok the plastic parts have seen better days, I need to replace all the bulbs (7) that heat the bubble stems. Can someone tell me some information about the bulbs. I believe they are 30V screw type E10, just not sure what current rating they should be. Also If anyone knows a uk/european supplier that would be useful.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: What sort of Bulb is this ?
« Last post by Chris W. Millinship on January 03, 2018, 07:51:06 am »
That doesn`t look like a "bulb" to me. Reckon it`s actually a heater - or at least - was. There look to be marks on the upper greeen ceramic portion where an insulated heating element would have been coiled around, and connected to the screws at the bottom. Such things would have normally been used screwed into a fixture with a parabolic metal reflector to direct the heat where needed. An interesting curio but probably no longer functional.
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