Carbon Filament Lamp

Description (Brief)
An early commercial Edison lamp. The bamboo filament is attached to the lead wires with copper-plated connectors.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1884
Edison, Thomas Alva
Edison Lamp Company
overall: 15 cm x 6 cm; 5 29/32 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
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