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Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by mr.light on June 19, 2019, 12:34:23 pm »
Yes you can lower the tube in side and as long as it touches the bulb it will work, but the issue that i now see with the s6 bulb is that the screw portion is not long enough to hit the bottom of the socket to make connection. I have been contacting a few people to see if i can just get the bulb with the longer screw portion but so far no luck.

Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by Christmas Lamp on June 19, 2019, 03:41:19 am »
Okay this JUST a Thought.....
But When You Re-Lamp Them, Can You not Lower the Tube to Sit on the Bulbs? YES I Know Less Tube to See, But at least this way They Still Work.......
Somehow I'm Thinking This Sounded better IN My Head than Out....
Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by STARMAN on June 18, 2019, 12:30:21 pm »
yes thought as much.
Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by mr.light on June 11, 2019, 09:02:00 am »
Well i cannot seem to find the bulbs that i had done. the new s6 bulbs are to short so i must have gotten a batch of bulbs with a longer shank back then.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Repairing old bulbs
« Last post by FRANCO.M on June 02, 2019, 02:55:25 pm »
Hi collectors.

I think that adam2's comment is very true !
Light bulbs repair is more difficult than build a new .
I'm principally a ww1's radio collector and i'm tto much fascinated fron first electronic tubes.
For my enjoy ( and scientific curiosity ) after 3 years of work i've built an radio tube factory.
In my laboratory i bend, weld and blow the glass; i've an air cooled diffusion oil pump and  many other machines.
The problems to repair an old light bulb are too much.
Is very easy that the glass crack during the cutting to open the bulb and more easy when welding to close too.
Another problem is that you cannot weld two  different quality of glass, so when you weld the air estractor you are't sure of a perfect join.
The vacuum pump is the ultimate of your problems.
I've began repair 7 bulbs ( not precious double loop carbon filament about 1900 ) and i've broken all !
I think that for learn to repair ( well ) an antique light bulb i must destroy 1000 bulbs, that is inconcepible.
So i've decided to abandoned this project.

If you are curious to watch my " secret lab " go on Youtube and digit: Le Valvole: Costruzione hobbistica di un triodo anni '20 .
Antique Bulb Discussion / Bulb ID
« Last post by rick on June 02, 2019, 01:34:33 pm »
Hello all,
Does anyone know the manufacturer of this bulb? I was told that it's a Perkins, but it doesn't look like any Perkins that I've seen. Thanks for any ideas.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Conductive paper in light bulb ?
« Last post by FRANCO.M on June 01, 2019, 03:25:53 pm »

Hi collectors, i've found this strange light bulb.

It has an early westinghouse socket with plaster isolator, the single hairpin filament is united at platinum wire with little clamp, i think that this is an late 1880 or early 1890's bulb but  i never seen this type of conductor welded into glass.

Is similar to paper ( is transparent at light ) but is sure conductive, is a system for  elude the Edison's patent ?

Have you got any tecnical information ?

Regards, Franco.
Antique Bulb Discussion / Japanese flower bulbs - antique?
« Last post by laurelll on May 22, 2019, 10:25:24 am »
Hello -

I have a pair of vintage bulbs that my great-uncle purchased in Japan in the 1940s.  I've scoured the internet and haven't been able to find anything similar to these.  I have no idea if they work, we haven't tried in 40+ years.  They are approximately 5.5 inches long, from tip to base.

Thank you!

Antique Bulb Discussion / Bulb Identification help please~Cameron Label~16 cp
« Last post by Charles025 on March 22, 2019, 02:53:46 pm »

I found these bulbs when cleaning out the attic of an old city lab in Pittsburgh PA. The bulbs were mounted into an apparatus with about 10 Bryant single fuse holders (like the one in the first pic) all in a series on a board.
Of the 9 bulbs that were in the apparatus all were damaged but these 4, two of these have an orange color label that reads Cameron 16CP 110v
I have looked online for weeks on anything about the "Cameron" Label and haven't found any information on what Cameron is, or had to do with these bulbs.

Any identification help or information would greatly be appreciated
Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by mr.light on March 20, 2019, 11:06:42 am »
I will have to find the ones i did and take a pic. I can contact the place in china i get the c7 bases and see if they would just sell me the bulbs that they use. 
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