Demonstration "Mazda F" sales kit

Description (Brief)
This set of six fluorescent lamps in a lined, cloth wrap was part of a demonstration kit that General Electric sales people used to introduce the new product. When originally introduced, fluorescent lamps came in assorted colors and four sizes. The pockets in this wrap held nine lamps of 1-inch diameter and three 1.25-inch diameter. The lamps in this wrap include red, gold, two greens and two shades of white. One of the green lamps is not original to the wrap since it lacks the Mazda trade name.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sales kit
discharge lamp
fluorescent lamp
date made
ca 1937
maker
General Electric
Physical Description
arsnic (red lamp) (overall material)
glass (overall material)
tungsten (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements
kit overall: 21 1/2 in x 32 in x 1 1/8 in; 54.61 cm x 81.28 cm x 2.8575 cm
each lamp: 18 in x 1 in; 45.72 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1997.0388.32
accession number
1997.0388
catalog number
1997.0388.32
subject
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 General Electric Lighting Company, thru Terry K. McGowan
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