Wallace arc lamp #92

Wallace arc lamp #92

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Description (Brief)
Brass frame, carrying carbon plates 3" wide. Coils on top, not enclosed. Marked: "Wallace's patent December 18, 1877." Also, "92" stamped and etched on lamp. Carbon arc with 2 carbon plates. Regulator mounted on top.
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Object Name
Arc Light
arc lamp
Other Terms
Arc Light; Lighting Devices
date made
ca 1878
associated person
Wallace, William
Wallace, William
arc light: 18 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 2 in; 46.99 cm x 18.034 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
from William Wallace
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National Museum of American History
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