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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sales kit
discharge lamp
fluorescent lamp
date made
ca 1937
General Electric
Physical Description
arsnic (red lamp) (overall material)
glass (overall material)
tungsten (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog 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 General Electric Lighting Company, thru Terry K. McGowan
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