Neon Sign

Description (Brief)
Luminous Sign with neon gas designed by Perley Gilman Nutting (1873–1949) and made by Edward O. Sperling at the National Bureau of Standards. Exhibited at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904.
Currently not on view
Object Name
discharge lamp
neon sign
date made
associated date
National Bureau of Standards
Sperling, Edward O.
Nutting, Perley Gilman
Physical Description
wood (mounting material)
glass (tubing material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 13 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 33.655 cm x 6.985 cm
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 the Estate of Edith R. Meggers, thru Howard Kolodny
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