Holiday Bubble Lite Set

Description (Brief):

A set of 8 bubble lights in original package, series circuit. Lamps: brass miniature bases with glass insulators, 2-piece plastic "Biscuit-style" skirts (used 1947-1960). One lamp is not original to the set and has a "Royal Biscuit-style" skirt. The plastic skirt-halves are a mix of colors (red, yellow, blue, orange, and green). Tipped tubular glass envelopes filled with colored liquid (1 green, 2 blue, 2 orange, 1 yellow, 1 amber, 1 red), a clear cylinder is contained inside each tube. Liquid is methylene chloride. Bakelite miniature sockets with brass shells. Green-colored plastic-insulated wires lead to all sockets except the last, this has woven cloth-insulated gold wires with red stripes. Bakelite 2-prong plug with receptacle on back and thru-wire passage. 4 metal clips (for attaching sockets to tree limbs) and one metal spiral clip(?) included in box.

Date Made: ca 1950

Maker: NOMA

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, Energy & Power, Electric Lamps


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Harold D. Wallace, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0030.06Accession Number: 2003.0030Catalog Number: 2003.0030.06

Object Name: incandescent lampdecorative lights

Measurements: overall: 16 in x 7 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 40.64 cm x 19.05 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_1301528

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