Carbon Filament Lamp

Description (Brief)
Typical carbon filament lamp from the late 1800s made with a Thomson-Houston Company base.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1895
ca. 1895
Western Union Corporation
Thomson-Houston Electric Company
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 6.35 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 Western Union Corporation

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