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Author Topic: Looking for information on antique GE bulb  (Read 514 times)

Offline Rks0908

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Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« on: December 31, 2018, 08:04:46 pm »
I have had this GE bulb for about 20 years but I know very little about it.  I looked up the history of the GE logo trying to figure out how old it was and I think it is from the early 1900's based on the small open loop in the script "E", but I am not positive. It has metal covering the bowl of the bulb and there is a small amount of liquid mercury inside. If anyone knows more about it please let me know. I would also be interested in the value of this bulb in today's collector market.  I have searched and searched and I cannot find any information or even a picture of a similar bulb online.  Although admittedly I may just be looking in the wrong places or using the wrong search terms.

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Re: Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 08:05:47 pm »
Here are more pictures...

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Re: Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 08:14:53 pm »
Here is a closer view of the logo....

Offline Alexander

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Re: Looking for information on antique GE bulb
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 04:57:27 pm »
Hello
Thst is an old mercury suntain lamp. It has a low voltage high current heating filament. That filament is ballasted. A mercury discharge will start.

I think your lamp is from the 30s.

For more information look here: http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Spec%20Sheets/D%20MC%20GE%20S2.htm

Best regards Alex
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