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General Discussion / Angel Figural Bulb
« Last post by dbarron on July 27, 2018, 11:03:36 pm »
Hello, I am new to this forum. What a wealth of information on this site! I found this forum while looking for information on some bulbs I purchased at a sale. I had a great deal of trouble just trying to find out the proper name for the type of bulb I was looking for. After some digging, I believe the type of bulb I have is a figural bulb. It's shaped like an angel, it's 5 inches long, the person selling them said they were "vintage", I am not sure, they look very new to me. I have a few question, if some knowledgeable person could answer them, that would be great! I will try to post a picture for reference. Do they make reproduction figural bulbs? What would the age of this bulb be? What is the base size... C7? What voltage would this type of bulb operate on? AC or DC? I appreciate any info anyone can provide me with. Thanks in advance!

                                                                   Best regards, dbarron.















 
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The last 50 years I've had a light bulb that I found when I was a teenager.
The glass is embossed with the trademark General Mazda.
I have been checking the internet for years and I've never found one like it I have found many that were called Edison Mazda or other Masters that were similar but none with this name.
this is leading me to think that I may have a very rare bulb possibly manufactured in the twenties or thirties.
The light bulb still works it has a zig zag cage filament and a standard medium bulb for a Modern light socket.
Any information anyone can provide me about this lamp would make me quite happy.
I've decided it's time to let it go because my children would have no idea what to do with it therefore it is for sale but if it is not allowed to sell things on this site I am not doing that. I would appreciate though being played in the right direction and given some handle on what it's possible value maybe and the history on the brand name.
Feel free to email me through the system if you know anything about this brand name General Mazda.
I was thinking it was a early General Electric or pre General Electric branding but again it might be private labeling for some hardware store.
BTW my name is not North it's Norm.
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Modern Electric Lighting / Re: Are there bulb sockets with a rechargeable battery?
« Last post by adam2 on July 22, 2018, 08:44:22 am »
Not certain what you are trying to achieve ?

Most types of bulb socket may be connected to a battery of suitable voltage and capacity to work the intended bulb. It is not usual to incorporate the battery within the bulb socket because space is limited and in  access for charging or replacement is limited.
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Thank you.
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Looks like a gu10 line voltage halogen lamp.
120 volt lamps in the USA or 230 volts in Europe.
Buy one and try it. They commonly come in 35 watt and in 50 watts, best to stick to the lower wattage if the maximum wattage of the fixture is unknown.
They are widely available and not expensive.
Many vendors offer LED equivalents, these save significant electricity, but cost more to buy.
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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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