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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Luxor Lamp Lightbulb
« Last post by fastbackford351 on August 08, 2018, 01:35:13 pm »
Huh.  Well how about that?  Knowing it isn't a retirement solution I can use it and not be too concerned if it does burn out.  I appreciate the response and your willingness to share your expertise.   
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Inherited Ediswan and Mazda antique bulbs - query
« Last post by TomClutz on August 07, 2018, 12:10:38 am »
Hello

Some time ago I inherited several antique bulbs in their original boxes (although some boxes have sustained some damage over the years) which I have been hanging on to for years. There remains 19 of them, branded Royal Ediswan and Mazda, made in Australia according to the box (I live in Melbourne). They are yellow tinted (bright!) and all function.

I find myself in a difficult financial situation due to health complications and have started going through my shed trying to make do with things I simply cannot justify hanging on to any longer.

I was hoping someone may be able to assist me in determining the value of these bulbs and perhaps the best marketplace to find a buyer who would appreciate them for what they are.

Many thanks.

T
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Christmas Lighting / Bubblers
« Last post by Christmas Lamp on August 05, 2018, 10:15:06 am »
I've got Me some of These.....
Think They are part of a 240v Set but was just wondering IF One would work in a US Nightlight Fitting Run Though a Converter....
Thoughts Please?
Thanks
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Luxor Lamp Lightbulb
« Last post by Tim on August 04, 2018, 08:27:45 am »
Check out my FAQ page, specifically the part discussing neon glow lights:  http://bulbcollector.com/faq.html

More info & history: http://bulbcollector.com/article004.html

These bulbs are very collectible as hundreds of different varieties have been made throughout the years and they are quite attractive when lit.  Your bulb is a common one and I would value it around $25-$30 as it includes the original packaging and still glows strong.
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Christmas Lighting / Re: Strange tiny bulb
« Last post by Headgardener on August 02, 2018, 02:04:23 am »
First you must check how the tree is wired. Serial (one removed - all go out) or parallel (with transformer). In both cases it it essential to know the voltage you operate each lamp with. They came in different voltages and you can still find then in a very similarly shaped and in different coulours. I would like to see a photo of the whole ceramic tree.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: What sort of Bulb is this ?
« Last post by Headgardener on August 02, 2018, 01:51:23 am »
That is absolutely right. It is a heating lamp. 30 Years ago you could still buy them in Austria in old fashioned stockists of electrical material. They had a E27 base and ratings from 200 upp to 1.000 watts. I have one in use in my workshop in the basement in winter. The effect is like in front of a fireplace. They are banned since the spiral wire is not insulated. Neither was the whole heating lamp. Mine is earthed. This kind of heating device also existed in the U.S. I have an old one for 120 Volts "Sunbowl" I bought long ago and I rewired it to work on my 200v mains.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Mysterious lamps
« Last post by Headgardener on August 02, 2018, 01:19:13 am »
Hi! A am a newbie to this forum. Does anyone have an idea what this lamps were meant for? They are stamped 25 W 220V. Help is needed.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Luxor Lamp Lightbulb
« Last post by fastbackford351 on August 01, 2018, 09:12:13 pm »
First, I appreciate your taking the time to look at this thread.  I never knew that light bulb collecting was a thing but my eyes have been opened. 

I very recently found this lightbulb in amongst a box full of incandescent bulbs that I wound up with after my Grandmothers passing years ago. 

When I first saw it I thought that it would throw shadows or something like that so I was stunned by the display and immediately wanted to know more and am hoping that somebody here can drop some knowledge on me about this bulb.  Like, what is this called?

Is it filament painted?  Neon? Colored glass?

What is the safest way to enjoy this bulb?  I figure that I got away with one when I slapped it into a cheap desk lamp without a second thought.  What voltage do they operate at?

I haven't been able to find anything about the Luxor company whose name is on the sleeve so any information on them would be appreciated.

And lastly, not to be crass, but what is the approximate value?  I have no plans to sell it and if it is worth only a couple hundred or so we will keep it and will enjoy it ourselves.

Again, I thank you for your time and any information you would be willing to impart.
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Christmas Lighting / Re: Kingston Crystalites
« Last post by STARMAN on July 30, 2018, 01:44:55 pm »
Finding bulbs like I need for modern day bubblers is a nightmare ive given up now  :cry:
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Christmas Lighting / Re: Kingston Crystalites
« Last post by Christmas Lamp on July 28, 2018, 03:00:56 am »
Have You had any Luck in finding Your Bulbs?
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