Mercury Vapor Lamp

Description (Brief):

“Super Hi” mercury vapor lamp rated at 400 watts. Metal reflectors on the arc tube and the unusually shaped electrodes.

Date Made: ca 1960

Maker: Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Philips Lighting Co.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0389.50Accession Number: 1997.0389Catalog Number: 1997.0389.50

Object Name: discharge lamp

Measurements: overall: 11 in x 4 in; 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_751344

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