Incandescent Blackout Lamp

Incandescent Blackout Lamp

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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".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1943
maker
Wabash Appliance Corporation
Measurements
overall: 4 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
2003.0030.02
accession number
2003.0030
catalog number
2003.0030.02
Credit Line
from Harold D. Wallace, Jr.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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