Carbon Filament Lamp

Carbon Filament Lamp

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Description (Brief)
Edison carbon lamp. A typical commercial incandescent lamp of the late 1880s.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
Other Terms
Lighting Devices; Edison; Horseshoe; Carbon
date made
ca 1889
Edison Lamp Company
overall: 13 cm x 5.7 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from General Electric Co.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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