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Hello!

If you're still selling GE AR1 / W1A I'd like to buy 10.  Please message back ASAP!  Thanks.

-Elizabeth
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Antique Bulb Discussion / August 2018 Early Electric Lighting Collectors Meet
« Last post by cmshapiro on July 04, 2018, 04:17:34 pm »
A little last minute posting this here but any last minute interest, we are about 6 weeks away! Please contact me for more info.

  Chad
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I moved into an apartment and the landlord (who lives out of state) did not have bulbs in all the fixtures.  Attached is a picture of the socket for the bulb.  Anyone have any idea what type of bulb I need to buy?  I would just take the picture to Home Depot of Lowes but they are not very convenient.
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Looks like a decorative type as opposed to a Christmas lamp, based on the size of the globe relative to the miniature base.  Neat little bulb!  I have no idea who made it, but there may be a stamp on the screw base that could provide a clue, but that base looks pretty rough.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Help identifying curious globular light bulb, circa 1911?
« Last post by cdy on June 25, 2018, 12:55:07 am »



I was wondering if anyone here could identify the maker and type of this light bulb. It was found alongside a tarantula filament Edison Mazda light bulb and a few other other artifacts from around the year 1911. I'm not familiar with antique light bulbs, but I thought the globular shape and absent base were peculiar.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / (Rare?) Westinghouse Mazda Blue Light Bulb
« Last post by Kefo on June 24, 2018, 06:48:42 pm »
Hello all,

I have recently acquired a large box containing many dark blue light bulbs. They are made by Westinghouse Mazda, rated at 25 Watts and quite unusual to me. I have searched quite thoroughly but couldn't find a match on the internet. They also came with an old quality control certificate (see image).

I was wondering if anybody had a clue as to what these might be used for? I saw some with a more cylindrical shape that appeared to be used for a sign of some kind but I am not sure if that is actually what these would have been used for.

Any clues would be appreciated!

Thanks for your time,

Kefo

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Modern Electric Lighting / Are there bulb sockets with a rechargeable battery?
« Last post by techniker on June 21, 2018, 10:26:59 am »
Thanks a lot
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General Discussion / Re: 4v 0.75a osram small edison screw bulbs
« Last post by adam2 on June 17, 2018, 05:37:25 pm »
Quite possibly a bulb for a miners cap lamp, but two other possibilities occur to me.
Firstly, perhaps an exciter lamp for a movie film projector, not of course to project the image but for sound reproduction. Many movie films had an optical sound track, through which light from a small lamp was passed and partially obscured before being detected by a photocell and amplified to produce the audio signal. To avoid any mains hum being superimposed on the audio, exciter lamps were usually operated at high frequency from a valve oscillator, this being simpler than producing smooth DC.

Alternatively it might be a lamp for lighting a microscope or a reflecting galvanometer. Such instruments often used odd lamps, I suspect to stop people using cheap torch bulbs or vehicle bulbs.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Light bulb collection for sale
« Last post by cmshapiro on June 11, 2018, 12:03:57 am »
I am surely interested, please email me at cmshapiro@me.com.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Light bulb collection for sale
« Last post by Crisp 1234 on June 10, 2018, 04:43:04 pm »
I have an antique light bulb collection that I'm interested in selling bulbs are from thev1880s to the 1920s
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