Hefner Lamp

Hefner Lamp

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Description
The Hefner lamp (in German Hefnerkerze) burns amyl acetate. The form was invented by Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck in 1884, and soon became the German standard for photometric purposes. The inscription on this example reads “Siemens & Halske / Berlin / No. 272182.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hefner Lamp
designed by
Hefner-Alteneck, Friedrich Franz von
maker
Siemens & Halske
place made
Germany: Berlin
Measurements
lamp: 2 3/4 in; x 6.985 cm
overall in box: 3 3/4 in x 4 in x 7 7/8 in; 9.525 cm x 10.16 cm x 20.0025 cm
ID Number
CH.318261
catalog number
318261
accession number
231262
Credit Line
Gift of Cornell University
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National Museum of American History
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