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Author Topic: Would love some help identifying this antique looking bulb!  (Read 2813 times)

Offline eagarcia8

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Would love some help identifying this antique looking bulb!
« on: September 23, 2016, 07:36:44 pm »
I have access to this antique looking bulb and I was wondering if anyone has any idea what it is or where I could get more information on it. Thanks in advance!







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Re: Would love some help identifying this antique looking bulb!
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 08:07:30 am »
Hi!
This is a high power incandescent lamp for movie/TV studio or on-stage theater lighting projectors. Its filament has the classic flat shape for this use. The power rating of this particular lamp is unknow for me, but I gues it must be at least 1.5 kW.
I ignore the actual purpose of that "curious" mesh grid placed near the filament, but I guess it must be for taking a lot of the vaporised tungsten pushed by convection towards the upper side of the globe when the lamp works upright but slightly lifted, avoiding in some degree the glass blackening of that part.
Perhaps someone could give you a broad info about this beautiful lamp.
Regards.
M. Gonz?lez.

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Re: Would love some help identifying this antique looking bulb!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 04:19:46 pm »
Thanks M?nico for the additional information, according to the owner it was used as a studio light in Hollywood, he has tasked me with selling it but I wouldn't have a clue what it's worth. So far from your info I don't think this is vintage since my guess is studios still use incandescent bulbs for its CRI 100 value. What do you think this is valued at?