"Stopper" Lamp Replica

Description (Brief)
Replica "stopper lamp" made to the original 1893 specifications for the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1934
Westinghouse Lamp Company
Physical Description
wood (base material)
glass (envelope material)
carbon (filament material)
overall: 7 in x 3 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Bloomfield
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 Charles A. Oerkvitz
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