Carbon Filament Lamp

Description (Brief)
An early commercial Edison lamp. The bamboo filament is attached to the lead wires with copper-plated connectors.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1884
inventor
Edison, Thomas Alva
maker
Edison Lamp Company
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 6 cm; 5 29/32 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
EM.318648
catalog number
318648
accession number
232729
Credit Line
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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