Incandescent Blackout Lamp

Description (Brief):

An incandescent lamp made to provide a minimum level of lighting for safety inside homes during air-raid alerts. Red light is emitted from the top, although lamp envelope gets very hot. Characteristics: Brass medium-screw base with glass insulator. Tungsten filament (intact). BT-style envelope with black coating around sides, and red coating on top. Note overspray around base-collar. Lamp purchased by donor at a Shrewsbury, PA antique shop in 1997. Printed on label: "Wabash / Blackout Bulb / For Blackout Lighting / Mf'd. By / Wabash Appliance Corp. / * Brooklyn, N.Y. / Patent Pending".

Date Made: ca 1943

Maker: Wabash Appliance Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Harold D. Wallace, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0030.02Accession Number: 2003.0030Catalog Number: 2003.0030.02

Object Name: incandescent lamp

Measurements: overall: 4 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_1301524

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