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Antique Bulb Discussion / Help identifying old light bulbs please!
« Last post by Judjam on November 08, 2017, 07:51:42 pm »
These 2 light bulbs were found when cleaning out an elderly neighbor's shed. The filaments appear to be intact.
#1 is about 9 3/4" and is marked on top
6000L
405w
GE
125v
Group Replacement

#2 is 8" and unmarked but does have a swirl on top where a tip would be.

Both seem to have the same filament on top but the bottoms of them are different.

I would love to sell them but not sure what their value could be and at this point am just curious as to their age.

Thanks in advance,
Judy
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help with this OSRAM light bulb...
« Last post by Chris W. Millinship on November 02, 2017, 05:23:46 pm »
Those are/were, as far as I recall, navigation light lamps for ships. The use of a straight cage filament was to give it more mechanical resistance against vibration in use - many more mechanical supports inside than a regular coiled type which provide better protection. The valve type base has connections to the filament in different sections either to allow dimming by switching more or less of the filament in and out, or possibly to allow operation on different voltages depending on operation of the ship. The HM Government franking suggests military operation - they`re probably from Navy ships. Unfortunately I`m struggling with the date code so can`t say when it was produced - doesn`t seem the usual Osram format unless I`m reading it wrong.

Hope my memory hasn`t failed (as it so often does!) and that this is of use.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help with this OSRAM light bulb...
« Last post by Faneco on November 02, 2017, 04:53:56 am »
The packaging looks modern but the design is old (drawn tungsten cage filament), so I'm a bit confused, not to mention the odd vacuum tube / valve-like 4-pin base.  Sorry, I don't have an answer on this one.  Maybe someone else will recognize it.  Interesting bulb though!

Hello
Thank you for your reply.
The packging is the original of this bulb, as i have a good quantity of them and all have this kind of packaging.
About the bulb itself, don't know a thing about it.
Don't you have an ideia of where it would be used?
Thank you again for your help!!
Pedro
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Tube Discussion / Re: Antique Philips light bulb
« Last post by Tim on November 01, 2017, 09:36:53 pm »
Not a light bulb, but rather appears to be a large vintage x-ray tube.  Ebay is your best market place for this tube.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / MOVED: Antique Philips light bulb
« Last post by Tim on November 01, 2017, 09:35:45 pm »
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help identifying antique light bulb
« Last post by Tim on November 01, 2017, 09:33:48 pm »
This appears to be an automotive headlamp bulb that's missing its bayonet base.  Many of these bulbs were made by the McCandless Company.

This is what your bulb looks like with the base.


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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help id weird GE Bulb
« Last post by Tim on November 01, 2017, 09:30:53 pm »
Looks like a typical General Electric type NE-42 neon indicator lamp.  These were used in a variety of applications including vintage electrical test equipment.  The saucer shaped elements glow neon orange when the bulb is electrified.  It may or may not require a ballast resistor for operation, so be cautious if you attempt to light it and verify first.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Very Early 1888 Bryant Switch
« Last post by Tim on November 01, 2017, 09:25:10 pm »
I have one of these too and I'm fairly certain this was in fact Bryant's first electric switch.  I have some old Bryant literature that even makes reference to this being their first.  I'll try and scan it and post it here if I can locate it again.  Nice find.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help with this OSRAM light bulb...
« Last post by Tim on November 01, 2017, 09:21:47 pm »
The packaging looks modern but the design is old (drawn tungsten cage filament), so I'm a bit confused, not to mention the odd vacuum tube / valve-like 4-pin base.  Sorry, I don't have an answer on this one.  Maybe someone else will recognize it.  Interesting bulb though!
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Need help with this OSRAM light bulb...
« Last post by Faneco on October 11, 2017, 07:48:21 pm »
Anyone, please?
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