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Author Topic: Found a light bulb while digging  (Read 478 times)

Offline Mackloti

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Found a light bulb while digging
« on: January 15, 2021, 07:55:45 am »
I was digging in my yard yesterday and found a tiny lightbulb buried in the ground. Can someone help me with dating it? It's about an inch long or so.

Offline Yulelights76

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Re: Found a light bulb while digging
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 08:34:20 am »
Mackloti
Your bulb is likely a #112 flashlight bulb rated 1.2 volts, 0.22 amps. The bulb was intended for a one cell penlight, and has a small lens on the end to focus the light into a narrow beam. I Fact, the filament appears intact so it might even work! They were made in other voltages as well. Those pre focused bulbs were popular in the 1980s and earlier. They have since been replaced by white LED emitters.

Here is a link to the bulb from a web seller that specializes in discontinued bulbs. https://www.replacementlightbulbs.com/lamp112.html

That gives a whole new meaning to growing BULBS in your garden! (Sorry I couldn't resist)
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« Last Edit: February 03, 2021, 07:22:32 am by Yulelights76 »

Offline adam2

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Re: Found a light bulb while digging
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 11:45:12 am »
Agree, a flashlight bulb and almost certainly 1.2 volts or thereabouts. Other voltages exist, but the example illustrated looks to be 1.2 volt due to the filament being a single wire not looped or coiled.

Still made today AFAIK, certainly still available.

Offline adam2

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Re: Found a light bulb while digging
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 11:49:35 am »
Here is a similar product for sale today on fleabay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6x-1-2V-Lens-Ended-torch-Bulb-MES-E10-200mA-0-2A-1-cell-1-5v-0-24W-lamp/392752297690?hash=item5b71dc76da:g:rzUAAOSwGmtei3x6

No specific recommendation is made regarding the above link which is provided to show the continuing ready availability of similar lamps.