Nernst Incandescent Lamp

Description (Brief)
Invented by Walther Nernst, this incandescent lamp could operate in open air and did not violate Edison’s patents.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1904
Physical Description
cerium oxide (overall material)
overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
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