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Replied to PM.
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Hi,

Yes I am interested in selling. I posted a few photos of some of the items yesterday in the for sale forum. I do not know what the bulb is worth. I would like an honest fair price. From what I am told it is very rare.

Thank you'

Tom
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For Sale / Trade / Re: Antique Edison Bulb and other Edison related items
« Last post by maize on February 22, 2018, 03:18:50 pm »
more photos
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For Sale / Trade / Re: Antique Edison Bulb and other Edison related items
« Last post by maize on February 22, 2018, 03:16:12 pm »
additional photos of items for sale ....
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For Sale / Trade / Antique Edison Bulb and other Edison related items
« Last post by maize on February 22, 2018, 03:04:34 pm »
I obtained these items from an Edison family member. Their Great Grandfather worked at the Edison Lamp Company. I am open to offers as I do not know the value of the bulb but I understand it to be a very early bulb. Also the photographs are from the Lamp factory from the 1880s and are original and large. I have 2. I am an autograph collector and in 30 years plus have never seen an Edison signed check with an image of his early bulb. They are non existent in the collecting field. I am also open to offers on the check. Please no low ball offers on these items. They are rare and deserve the finest of collections. Please see attached photos. Thank you. Tom
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For Sale / Trade / Re: For sale: Antique "POPEYE" filament lightbulb ca 1930's
« Last post by Knomad on February 22, 2018, 10:06:59 am »
Reply to "Unwritter"
I'm not sure I understand your question.  The for-sale description addresses my Popeye bulb; i.e., it works.  If you are interested, I will be glad to answer your question.
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General Discussion / 4v 0.75a osram small edison screw bulbs
« Last post by Marks n Sparks on February 21, 2018, 12:58:01 pm »
I have a couple of these bulbs and cannot find what they would have been used for. At 4v i would expect them to have be used with an old 2 cell accumulator like a miners or railway lamp but why such a large thread? They have a small slightly mushroomed envelope, about the size of the small car/motorcycle indicator but mushroomed. I haven't been able to identify there use by searching the internet, apart from curiosity it would seem a shame to bin them if some one some where could use them. Anybody any ideas?
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Architectural Historical Question
« Last post by adam2 on February 13, 2018, 06:06:13 pm »
A 60 watt carbon filament lamp would give a ROUGHLY similar light output to a modern 25 watt incandescent lamp, the colour would still be wrong though. The modern lamp would be whiter.

An early type of 60 watt metal filament lamp would be broadly similar in output to a modern 40 watt incandescent lamp. The modern lamp would be somewhat whiter, but the difference would be small.

If an approximation of the original lamp type is acceptable, then I would select one of the many modern reproduction vintage lamps that have a squirrel cage metal filament. Expect to pay as little as £2 each

For a closer approximation, select a modern carbon filament lamp of about 60 watts loading, I THINK that Phillips still make these, they certainly did make them until recently and supplies are still available. They are very expensive, I saw one recently on fleabay for over £30.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Interesting old lamp to identify
« Last post by Mónico González on February 12, 2018, 09:27:19 am »
Hi!
Could you upload a picture of that lamp to it coud be viewed?. By your description and explanation it seems to be a projection Stereopticon carbon lamp. These ones were used as light source for precission optical devices.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Interesting old lamp to identify
« Last post by LouBet on February 11, 2018, 05:51:56 pm »
The most noteworthy item to note on this lamp is the filament which looks like a miniature bed spring.   This spring is mounted sideways and is about 5/8 inch long tapering from one end to the next.   The bulb portion is almost exactly 3 inch in diameter and the entire bulb is right at 5 inches long.   The base is a tarnished brass and then there is a tarnished brass collar or ~ 5/8 inch wide ring found just above that at the very base of the glass taper.   The filament is good even though the bottom center connection has an ashen solder that fails to provide good contact.   Any ideas are welcomed
Thanks guys
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