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Author Topic: found a bubbler bulb  (Read 22240 times)

Offline Hemingray

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found a bubbler bulb
« on: September 02, 2006, 07:19:14 pm »
Found this in a box of random (C6-9) bulbs, set me back $3 for the whole box. The lamp lights, however the tip of the bubbler tube was broken and all the fluid is out of it :(

Any idea where I could find another tube? or if anyone has one?

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006, 03:25:33 am »
What a shame the tubes Bust  :-(
What size is the Tube? Just thinking it might help someone find one for you....
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline Chris W. Millinship

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 04:03:19 am »
That`s a standard Noma Biscuit, very commonly found especially in that colour combination. Looks like it originally had orange methyl chloride in the tube. You can often find them on Ebay for not much $$$ - sometimes the versions with that flame-retardant additive show up in badly melted/distorted condition but with good bulbs and tubes. They sell for next to nothing and are a good source of spare parts - they are easilly picked apart and used to repair others like yours.

Hints for repairing bubble lights on the bottom of this page and the next one: http://www.oldchristmaslights.com/faqs.htm

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 12:42:15 am »
didn't see any parts-worthy bubblers on ebay, (none damaged, etc). Hoping to find a tube before christmas, as I plan on having this on my tree.  :-)

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006, 03:25:21 am »
Thank you for the update, I was just going to post to ask for an update...

 :-(? I'm Sorry that you haven't found one Yet... I was hopping that you had Managed found one at least if not more....? :-(

Hope that all makes Sense...? :oops:
« Last Edit: September 06, 2006, 03:14:29 pm by Christmas Lamp »
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline Hemingray

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 05:48:40 pm »
I'm always keeping an eye out for one. as for the rest of the bulbs, I obtained the following in the $3.00 box

10 C6 cones, GE/Westinghouse mixed colors
2 GE MAZDA C9 flame lamps
various C7 bulbs (GE, etc)
1 dark green MAZDA globe (see http://bulbcollector.com/gateway/Incandescent_Lamps/Christmas/1921-1930/image/xl0031.jpg&img=&tt= ). mine has MAZDA stamped into the side of the base.

All of the above lamps were tested upon obtaining, and I am happy to say that they all light nicely :-)

As Promised, here are those photos



« Last Edit: September 06, 2006, 08:42:22 pm by Hemingray »

Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 06:04:12 pm »
Very nice, I'm glad that all the others work for you I Really hope you manege to find a new tube for your Bubbler
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2006, 06:40:21 pm »
Hemingray,

I have a loose green vial - see picture below.  Do you want it?  Let me know and I'll just mail it to you...

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2006, 07:00:07 pm »
That's for the noma lamps, right? If so, then yes :-)

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 09:09:13 pm »
Ya, it's Noma.? I got your address offline and will box it up and ship it out this weekend...

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 11:05:38 pm »
Awesome, I'd emailed it to you. Thanks again! :)

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2006, 12:55:23 pm »
Tim:

Vial arrived this morning, and was inserted into the base without a problem. had to use a slight bit of hotglue on the bottom of the vial due to it being a slightly smaller diameter than the original. Lit the whole assembly up on my tester and all went well, the bubbling action started 30-45sec into operation

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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2006, 01:49:30 pm »
Thank you for the Update Hemingrey  :-)
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Re: found a bubbler bulb
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2006, 09:37:14 am »
Tim:

Vial arrived this morning, and was inserted into the base without a problem. had to use a slight bit of hotglue on the bottom of the vial due to it being a slightly smaller diameter than the original. Lit the whole assembly up on my tester and all went well, the bubbling action started 30-45sec into operation


Good to hear it worked.? I'm glad that you could use it to bring your bubbler back to life.

While looking for this vial, I also came across a loose "crimped tube" vial.? These were used on some of the larger candelabra based bubble lights, ca.1970s.? Respond here only (no email please) if anyone has a need for one of these.