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Christmas Lighting / Re: OK It's Getting To That Time Again......
« Last post by Christmas Lamp on September 01, 2017, 07:48:32 am »
I'm in England Too.....
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Christmas Lighting / Re: OK It's Getting To That Time Again......
« Last post by STARMAN on August 31, 2017, 09:54:01 am »
sadly I'm still on the hunt for c7 replacement light bulbs for modern day bubblers, but I'm in the U.K.  :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Christmas Lighting / OK It's Getting To That Time Again......
« Last post by Christmas Lamp on August 31, 2017, 03:55:46 am »
So Who Here is Going To Be Buying Some New Christmas Lighting This Year?
 :-D  :-D  :-D
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Vintage Westinghouse Floodlight ID Help
« Last post by Shunkpenn on August 27, 2017, 07:22:55 pm »
Here are two additional pics
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Vintage Westinghouse Floodlight ID Help
« Last post by Shunkpenn on August 27, 2017, 06:01:23 pm »
Hello All

 The other day I was digging through some of my old radio tubes and lightbulbs and pulled this one out.   I bought this a number of years ago and never got around to trying to find out exactly what I have and when it may have been produced.  The bulb is marked for 130v and 1500w. My guess is that it was made in the 1940's?  Looking forward to your thoughts.
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Wanted to Buy / Wanted-Black Lights for Uranium Lamps
« Last post by LightupDan on August 24, 2017, 07:59:23 am »
Hello fellow Bulbcollector's :)

I just picked up a couple Uranium glass table lights from an auction(not Vaseline glass but Uranium!) and I now want to get a high quality black light bulb for each of them that will show off the cool green hue. I checked in store around me and no one sells the bulbs on there own, and the fixtures that they sell are all garbage from some cheap factory. Does anyone have leads for somewhere online that I could get black light bulbs from, preferably 12 or 16 volts?

Thanks in advance everyone, can't wait to show these lamps off.

Someone sent me a PM that had a link to a website online that had some great black light bulbs for sale at various voltages. I looked at some of the bulbs on https://www.for-sale.ie/black-light-bulb  and picked up a good selection so that I can see which ones are going to show off this amazing glass better. If anyone is interested in some pictures of these beauties, then let me know!
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Mercury bulbs
« Last post by adam2 on August 23, 2017, 08:39:57 am »
Yes, look like mercury switches not lamps.
Maytag are a well known American manufacturer of laundry equipment both domestic and for coin operated laundries and industrial use.

A bank of six switches might be for switching a 3 phase motor in an industrial washing or drying machine. The advantage of mercury switches over conventional relays or contactors is that the contact life is almost unlimited, valuable for say an industrial washing machine that might reverse the drive motor dozens of times per wash cycle.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Mercury bulbs
« Last post by Tim on August 19, 2017, 08:32:37 pm »
This appears to be a mercury switch rather than a light producing bulb.  More info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_switch
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Mercury bulbs
« Last post by Sue J on August 19, 2017, 04:56:48 pm »
I have a string of small bulbs, about 2 inches each, direct wired (no socket), with what seems like a considerable amount of mercury in them for their size. Some are labeled Maytag, 2-140. I don't know where they would have been used, or for what purpose, or anything else for that matter. It seems strange to have six of them wired to a central bar, also labeled Maytag. It almost seems like they might have been panel lights or indicator lights for something, but wouldn't the mercury make them really bright? Is there likely to be any interest in them since I can't really see them fitting in my collection of mechanical items.
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I thought I would piggyback on this thread instead of creating my own. I went on a holiday to California last year and went to see the Centennial Light in Livermore. That fascinated me so much, and since then I have been trying to find out more about how we used to light up our houses and how much that has changed to today.
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