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Author Topic: Star Bulb  (Read 4118 times)

Offline Ron Pond

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« on: May 19, 2000, 05:58:00 am »
Hi,
I have a "STAR" bulb,manufactured in Niles Ohio. Last patent date on paper label inside stem is 28 Mar '03. Paper label on bulb is intact as is filament. No carbon shadow,so I imagine little or no use. Bulb has E.S. base with black glass insulation.  Bulb is about size of ordinary modern household bulb,rated at 220 Volts and 24 Candlepower.
Has anyone got info on this item?
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Ron.

Offline Bob Masters

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2000, 10:40:00 am »
Blimey !
That bulb sure is a long way from where it was made ! I can't tell you anything about it, but the Ohio border is only a one hour drive from where I live !
Sounds like a neat bulb anyway. Good luck !
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2000, 05:30:00 pm »
Ron,

I can't find much of anything on the "Star" brand name in the reference material I have but I can tell you that Niles, Ohio was home to a large glass plant built by the National Electric Lamp Association (around 1911). I suspect that your bulb may be a "National Star" bulb. National was a company formed from a group of independent lamp manufacturers to compete with GE's lamps. The formation of these smaller companies brought about more research and quality, and if I'm not mistaken Star was probably one of these smaller companies that pooled with the others to form National in 1901.

Hope this helps.....

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Offline Ron Pond

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2000, 07:03:00 am »
Hi,
I've had a closer look at the label on this bulb and it has around the edge; "Standard Elec Man'f'g Co." as well as what I previously described. Does this help?
Thanks Bob and Tim for your help so far.
Regards,
Ron.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2000, 10:51:00 pm »
Hi Ron,

The "Star" name is the brand name or trademark for Standard Elec. It would seem that your bulb (from the information thus far) is a rather typical carbon filament type from the early 1900s as the patent label confirms inside of the stem, and can be valued as such, in my opinion $10-$20, perhaps more if a collector is passionate about collecting brand name labels   As for more specific information on this company I'm at a loss - maybe some of the experts out here can continue the history further.

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