Carbon Filament Lamp

Description (Brief)
Incandescent lamp with Brush-Swan base and cellulose filament.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1884
Physical Description
carbon (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 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 Stephen Stover

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