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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: RIP Edward Covington
« Last post by cmshapiro on June 22, 2017, 04:14:21 pm »
When I first started collecting Ed's book "The Electric Incandescent Lamp 1880-1925" was my bible. My original copy, purchased when it came out in 1998, is full of dog ears and well worn from reading it over and over again.

Back in the early 1960's (and perhaps earlier) Ed Covington, Dr. Hugh Hicks, Fin Steward and Joseph Schmid communicated and began a newsletter for their group called TILCA (The Incandescent Lamp Collectors Association). How these gentleman found each other back then without the Internet, and being spread across the country (and even continents, in the case of Fin), I don't know. This was a different era of collectors it seems, and today only Fin is still with us. They were the roots of our hobby.

Ed contributed so much to the hobby, and for that I am immensely grateful!
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Antique Bulb Discussion / RIP Edward Covington
« Last post by Tim on June 21, 2017, 10:46:58 pm »
I just learned of Ed's passing.  This is a sad loss to our little hobby.  Ed possessed a great historical knowledge of early lighting that he shared through his writings in books, his website, and the numerous email exchanges that I and others had with him over the years.  Rest in peace, Ed

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Covington, Edward 5/18/1931 - 2/10/2017 Athens, Ohio Edward J. Covington died February 10, 2017, at home near Athens, Ohio. He was born May 18, 1931, in Flint, Michigan. After earning his BS and MS in Physics from Michigan State University, Ed began his career at General Electric (GE) Research Laboratory in Schenectady, NY. His GE career was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Army, after which he entered the GE Research Laboratory Training Program in Schenectady. In 1960, he moved to GE's Lighting group at Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked in research and engineering until retiring in 1992. Early electric lighting was a passion of Ed's; he collected light bulbs and wrote about the early history of the electric lighting industry and many other topics. Much of this information remains on his websites. Ed is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Lou (Tobin), children Nancy and David, daughter-in-law Darlene, grandchildren Caleb, Adrienne and Emmett, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Violet Covington, and brothers, Walter and Howard. No memorial is planned, but his family intends to maintain his websites and welcomes inquiries about his personal writings. Please share a memory, a note of condolence, or sign the online register at www.jagersfuneralhome.com. Jagers & Sons Funeral Home
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Trying to Value some antique bulbs.
« Last post by FRANCO.M on June 06, 2017, 03:38:51 pm »
Hi collectors.
If You'll  read " Uncle tungsten ", could find a lot of information  about Tungstalite.
That is a really interesting book.
Regards.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Trying to Value some antique bulbs.
« Last post by Ronzz238 on June 06, 2017, 03:52:11 am »
Hi,

You see that's interesting as someone on another forum
Had told me that they are actually quite rare and saught after by collectors. Seems odd that I would get two so different opinions.

I've also noticed that I can find hardly any reference to them on search engines or eBay. I can only find one other picture on 50 pages of google of this brand and that looks much more modern. Which suggests that they are more rare than that...

Anyway, thanks for your advice and I will keep researching.

Aaron
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: Trying to Value some antique bulbs.
« Last post by Tim on June 05, 2017, 07:48:40 pm »
Hi, welcome to the forum.

Based on the photo, and assuming they are in working condition, I would value them at roughly $10 (USD) each.  Though very old, these bulbs were mass produced and have little value among collectors because so many have survived to this day.
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Trying to Value some antique bulbs.
« Last post by Ronzz238 on June 05, 2017, 11:01:52 am »
Hi.

Im new to the forum so hello.  :-)

I have an amount of antique bulbs that I am trying to value. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help.

They are new old stock BC fitting drawn tungsten lamps by tungstalite. Most of them are still in the original packaging.

Please see picture. Apologies for the quality but the forum wont allow for me to upload hi res versions. Im happy to provide better and ore images on request. Feel free to email me.

I have 36 of them.

I will look forward to your replies.

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Website news / UPDATE: June 6th, 2017
« Last post by Tim on June 04, 2017, 09:39:30 pm »
A new page with some information about The Schuyler Electric Light Company has been added.  If you have additional material to share, photos of Schuyler incandescent lamps or other items, please consider contacting me to add them to this page.  Full credit will be given for your contribution.
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Christmas Lighting / Re: Anybody Buying Anything Christmas Lighting.....
« Last post by adam2 on June 02, 2017, 03:30:33 pm »
I have just bought some NOS  vintageChristmas lights from a shop that was closing down.

A set of 10 outdoor lantern style plastic lights. Parallel wired for mains operation, each lamp 240 volt SES 15 watt. These are "Lampways" branded but almost identical lights were sold under several names.

I remember these from back in the day and they were not really that impressive for the purchase cost, cost of replacement lamps, and a total loading of 150 watts. The dull yellow light from a pygmy bulb made the white and yellow lanterns look almost the same, and blue and green seem to be hardly lit.
I propose to fit modern LED lamps, warm white in the red and yellow lanterns and daylight lamps in the white, blue and green lanterns.

That should light all colours brightly and reduce the loading from 150 watts per string to 20 watts !
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Antique Bulb Discussion / Re: EDISON 1914 REPLICA?
« Last post by Chris Kocsis on May 31, 2017, 03:06:25 pm »
Hi, the 1914 replica has a really tall tip, culminating in a little solid glass ball.  Also, it has no exhaust tube in the glass stem; these were evacuated through the tip.

Chris
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General Discussion / Re: Please help me find this bulb
« Last post by pecck on May 28, 2017, 05:29:39 pm »
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