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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« Last post by Rks0908 on December 31, 2018, 08:14:53 pm »
Here is a closer view of the logo....
Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« Last post by Rks0908 on December 31, 2018, 08:05:47 pm »
Here are more pictures...
Antique Bulb Discussion / Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« Last post by Rks0908 on December 31, 2018, 08:04:46 pm »
I have had this GE bulb for about 20 years but I know very little about it.  I looked up the history of the GE logo trying to figure out how old it was and I think it is from the early 1900's based on the small open loop in the script "E", but I am not positive. It has metal covering the bowl of the bulb and there is a small amount of liquid mercury inside. If anyone knows more about it please let me know. I would also be interested in the value of this bulb in today's collector market.  I have searched and searched and I cannot find any information or even a picture of a similar bulb online.  Although admittedly I may just be looking in the wrong places or using the wrong search terms.
Christmas Lighting / Re: Has NO Body Got Their Lights Up This Year?????
« Last post by STARMAN on December 31, 2018, 12:25:13 pm »
A pleasure  :-D
Tube Discussion / Re: Tune-A-Lite Neon Bulb
« Last post by Tim on December 31, 2018, 11:42:21 am »
Hi Peter,

Welcome back!  If you're interested in parting with your neon tuning indicators then please let me know.  I'm looking for a couple of extra ones for a vacuum tube amplifier project that I'm working on.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Edison-Westinghouse Bulb
« Last post by Brock on December 28, 2018, 10:43:02 pm »
From what time were lightbulbs with Edison-Westinghouse bases produced? This is beacuse I recently purchased an antique Shelby Mushroom with such a base.
Tube Discussion / Re: Tune-A-Lite Neon Bulb
« Last post by peterbent on December 27, 2018, 11:01:09 am »
Hi I know its an old topic, but feel I must thank those concerned for info on these, I have two of these from a collection I bought some years ago but they have no info on them at all but do have  pins which fits into a holder. They are neon and depending on the power how high they travel up the tube. I have been away from the forum for it seems ages but am back and go under the name migette1 on Y/T and the other two bulb sites in The States.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: What is this bulb
« Last post by Alexander on December 26, 2018, 02:57:54 pm »
This lamp is an Xenon Short arc lamp. It is a lamp that run under a pressure of max 100bar when hot. The lamp Voltage is very low, around 20-40VDC, the current is so very high. The Length of the Arc is very short, perhaps max. 9mm.
Those lamp were used in Cinema projectors and scientific lighting. They came in power ranges from 0.45KW up to 30KW.

They lamps were introduced 1954 by the German Osram company. No there are several makers. I think your lamp was made by Ushio.

The lamp is under high pressure. Always use protective gear when handling those lamps. The can shatter all time and cause harmful injury.

Yor lamp is inan protective plastic cover, let it in there, then there is no Danger.
Wanted to Buy / Matchless Star
« Last post by zozman on December 17, 2018, 09:35:51 am »
Wanted To Buy-Large original Matchless Star lamp bases.

These 960 renewable lamp bases were used on the large 3-1/8" diameter 110-120 volt 15 watt Wonder Stars Christmas ornaments made by the Matchless Company in Chicago during the 1930s.

I specifically want the C-9 intermediate base application. I don't need the valuable crystal attached to the Wonder Star.

Premium prices paid for quantity and condition.

Send picures of what you have.

New:Renewal base re-lamping service.

I can relamp your 900 series Matchless star base ring with a similar 110-120 volt, 15 watt, clear incandescent bulb to give life to your vintage lamp. You can't enjoy it if its not lit! Relamping service is exclusively for the standard medium E26/C15 and intermediate E17/C9 applications. You keep your crystal, I relamp just the base.

The relamping makes your Matchless Star glow again! Quick turn around for the holidays!

Estimates availble on request.

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Modern Electric Lighting / Help identify this bulb/socket please
« Last post by Miskah on December 14, 2018, 05:50:08 pm »
Hello, I am trying to replace the bulb to this socket in my house. I purchased an A19 bulb but it doesn't seem to work when I flip the switch. It screws into the socket fine, thought it would be a E26 size but I guess not. Since it won't turn on. Only works with the original bulb as seen in picture. Need to buy replacement or adapter if it is a different base, to fit an A19.
Just need help identifying this socket size please! I tried Google and it's all confusing.

Please see uploaded photo:
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