Edison bamboo filament lamp

Description (Brief):

Edison bamboo filament incandescent lamp, ca. 1880. Wooden-mogul base with brass screw-shell and contact-ring. Single arch bamboo filament with platinum clamp connectors, two-piece leads, cork insulator. Ball-tipped, pear-shaped envelope. This base represents the third major style used in the development of the Edison lamp-base. Label #1: "109 1/2 v." and "19". Other marks illegible. Label #2: "Edison's Earliest Type of Bamboo Lamp with First type of Screw Base And Socket - 1880".

Date Made: ca. 1880ca 1880

Location: Currently on loan

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Credit Line: from Frank A. Wardlaw, Jr. and Frank A. Wardlaw

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.310579.01Catalog Number: 310579.01Accession Number: 123470

Object Name: Light Bulbincandescent lamp

Physical Description: bamboo (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 in x 2 3/8 in; 17.78 cm x 6.0325 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-456d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_995926

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