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Antique Bulb Discussion / Does anyone recognize this type bulb?
« Last post by bryanjacob on January 12, 2020, 05:31:49 pm »
What kind of bulb is this? It glows purple between the two metal plates inside the globe. Thanks.
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Wanted to Buy / Re: Small 5/16" screw base 110v light bulb
« Last post by Artswhirld on January 09, 2020, 11:44:16 am »
It would work if I could find one to screw into the base.
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Wanted to Buy / Re: Small 5/16" screw base 110v light bulb
« Last post by David on January 09, 2020, 08:06:32 am »
How does an LED bulb work?
please help

My website: Smoked glass splashbacks
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Wanted to Buy / Small 5/16" screw base 110v light bulb
« Last post by Artswhirld on January 08, 2020, 03:48:40 pm »
Hello,
I am trying to find a small  110v light bulb that will screw into 5/16" screw base for an antique night light.
Can someone please help me. Thank you.
You can email me at arthurrleite@gmail.com
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Manufacture Date: Columbia Carbon Bulb
« Last post by NZ on January 08, 2020, 01:53:36 am »
Sorry about the size of the photos, I thought I had reduced them down more.
I also noticed that the tube with the patent information appears to be filled at the base with something that resembles horse hair?
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Manufacture Date: Columbia Carbon Bulb
« Last post by NZ on January 08, 2020, 01:43:59 am »
Greetings and Happy New Year

I recently uncovered some bulbs that I don't seem to be able to find much about and would like to know a bit more about their manufacture date if possible.
The manufacturer is The Columbia Incandescent Lamp Co.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
100v, I have both 8 and 16cp versions as some still had a paper label with their rating.
Glass base, I'm guessing circa 1905?



There's a paper insert in the stem that has patent information that I've tried to capture.



Regards.


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Tube Discussion / Re: TUBE COLLECTORS
« Last post by NZ on January 08, 2020, 01:20:40 am »
Wow, that's a pretty bit of gear!
I collect tubes and light bulbs
With tubes I collect Audio and also very old "Pretty or interesting" tubes
Lights is fairly new for me as I hadn't really come across many, but I have a few Aerolux tyes, Geissler or Crookes tubes and some circa 1890's carbon filament types.
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I'm looking for a night-light bulb, for an old antique night light discovered in a box.

Unlike a standard night light bulb ? C12 ? this bulb has a longer base than I seem to be able to locate.  A standard bulb has 3 turns/screws; and this bulb has 4 turns/screws.

The overall bulb is about 2 inches.
3/4 inch is the metal base
1 1/4 inch is the glass part.
In total, a 2 inch clear night light bulb, and I could use your help in finding one or two.

The markings on the base, clockwise are: CHINA  JM   120V5W

I've been working a year on the antique niight light.  The top part of the unit was removeable, but the bulb was sealed inside. Just as I was about to saw cut and split the top/bottom of the light, I inserted a blade, and the glued pieces separated.  Then the bulb was removed with effort, but it also had been glued into this night light.  Now I have access to the bulb, and I'm on this search.

~dw
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Christmas Lighting / Re: 21-light 8v twinkle set
« Last post by randrperry on December 21, 2019, 04:45:58 pm »
I found 3 sets of these in the attic. They all work. I don't understand why there are 2 bulbs in the set with larger bulbs and sockets.
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For Sale / Trade / Noma 8 socket set c. 1936
« Last post by grogblossom on December 19, 2019, 02:16:33 pm »
Long time browser, first time poster.

I found a Noma set a few weeks back, and stuck it on ebay thinking it was a 50s or 60s set, maybe worth something for the box and not much else. I'm back in the UK for Christmas and my father is raging because his big book of Christmas lights says it's a 1936 set and he thinks the bulbs are all original.  Does anyone know if these are actually worth anything? I'm only collecting figural bulbs, so just selling these to fund that obsession.

I guess my worry is that seeing as Noma are more collectable in the states, they'll go to a UK buyer who just wants the bulbs, and the box and cable will go to pot.

Not sharing an ebay link because I don't think that's kosher, but photo attached.
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