Fluorescent Christmas Lamp

Description (Brief):

Sylvania Fluorescent Christmas lamp, coral, 1946. Brass candelabra screw-base with glass insulator, plastic skirt. Two electrodes inside lamp, gas fill (neon?), wire resistance in stem. Tipless G-shape envelope with phosphor coating on inner bulb-wall. Printed on skirt: "Sylvania Fluorescent 10 4W-120AC Coral [Sylvania "flashing S" logo] Made in U.S.A." Stamped under neutral-contact solder joint: "...U.[S.A..]..". Note found with lamp reads: "Flashing 'S' c1948 Christmas bulb - appeared in Spotlight Winter '92".

Date Made: 1946

Maker: Sylvania Electric Products Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Christmas


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from OSRAM Sylvania Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2000.0224.14Catalog Number: 2000.0224.14Accession Number: 2000.0224

Object Name: fluorescent lamp

Physical Description: glass (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 31/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-665e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_995002

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