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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Help identify
« Last post by DLA on April 24, 2022, 04:03:37 pm »
Found a company by the name of Independent "New Light" Company located in Schenectady, New York (where General Electric was located in early 1900's) that is listed as still active today. No info how to contact them, though I doubt they are even aware of their beginnings and no online info of its origins.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Searching for a publication
« Last post by Mekpilot on April 23, 2022, 11:24:49 am »
Hello All!  I am new to the group and already in search of some assistance.  My grandfather was Daniel K. Wright and is listed in a =n article in "Characteristics of Ten and Fifty Kilowatt Incandescent Lamps" which I am trying to find a copy of.  Does anyone have any ideas as to where I might find this?  For more reference here is an article from Lamptech on him:
Thank you in advance and best wishes to you all.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Help identify
« Last post by DLA on April 18, 2022, 10:02:07 pm »
Found the "Independent" carbon lamp was established in 1895. I still can't find my bulb or where "Independent" carbon lamp is located. Source for this is Chicago Museum of Science & Technology.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Help identify
« Last post by DLA on April 15, 2022, 11:31:15 am »
Found a light bulb in the Smithsonian that is nearly identical in design construction except it has white plaster like insulating material. I did not see the "letter Z" on stem. Label on bulb "Independent" brand. see attachment
Antique Bulb Discussion / Help identify
« Last post by DLA on April 10, 2022, 05:12:51 pm »
Light bulb Grandma used as night light. I received it in 1978 after she passed away. Mom thought she bought it at a yard sale about 1940, it still works. Tipped bulb, Edison base with porcelain, paste connectors, spiral filaments' tall glass pedestal with the letter "Z" molded into the base, lightly darken (assume carbon and vacuum) bulb. For me to pass down to my kids, I need to know all I can.
Wanted to Buy / WANTED: Cobalt Blue Mazda
« Last post by PardonMe on April 04, 2022, 06:44:17 pm »
Needs to be at least 5 inches tall.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Help Identify Argon? Bulb and Holder
« Last post by Scooterhook on March 29, 2022, 01:49:03 pm »
I have what I believe is a vintage GE Argon bulb and bulb holder with 110v socket.  The bulb holder is aluminum and has what seems to be a UV glass filter.  This came from a defunct paper laboratory.  Is it rare?  Any idea of its worth?  Check the pictures.
Thanks in advance for the comments. 
For Sale / Trade / Turn of the Century Bulbs: Edison, Shelby, etc.
« Last post by DonleyAuctions on March 10, 2022, 01:58:34 pm »
Join us at Donley Auctions in Union, IL for our Invention & Technology & Antique Music & Radios Auction:
March 19 & 20 - 10 AM CST.

We have a variety of bulbs available including: Edison, Shelby, Mazda, and more.

Everything available for in person and online bidding!
And we do offer shipping to other states/countries as well.
Christmas Lighting / Re: Help with identifying Christmas bulb!
« Last post by ehovjack on March 07, 2022, 04:33:50 pm »
Hello Howard,

Thanks so much for the descriptive response, it is greatly appreciated !  You were spot on with the abused descriptions and sizes, I've struggled to find replacements as online sellers don't seem to be aware of the subtle size differences, I have had to "guess" the size looking at images prior to purchase.

I have had some luck tracking some down, at least enough to get a strand running, interestingly I am based in Australia and we have 240V which may account for the globes getting rather warm.  In any case my childhood memories are now alive and ready for next Christmas !

Thanks again for the information as this will help me in my searches for more globes.

Regards Eugene.
Christmas Lighting / Re: Help with identifying Christmas bulb!
« Last post by Howard on March 07, 2022, 10:55:48 am »
Hi Eugene,

I'm a little surprised no one has replied yet.

Your information is quite clear, as is your picture, so here goes.  This bulb is not at all unusual.
The age of your bulb is indeterminate, but it looks well used, judging by the faded colour.  These bulbs are intended to run in a series connected string of eight bulbs across North American mains supplies of nominally 117volts: 8x15=120.  The cap is Miniature Edison screw (MES), as used for flashlight bulbs. The international description of this cap is E10 (E for Edison Screw), 10mm diameter.  You asked if this bulb has a "C?" name: yes it does - C6 (C for conical shape, 6 for 6-units of 1/8" maximum diameter).  The shape and size descriptors are much abused with Christmas bulbs, particularly figural bulbs.

That's enough from me for now.  You've probably realised I'm not in USA, but in UK.

Regards, Howard.
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