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Reproduction Edison Lamp with Box

Reproduction Edison Lamp with Box

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Description (Brief)
This lamp was mass-produced for the centennial of Edison’s invention.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1979
location of prior holder
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
black (base color)
glass (bulb material)
paper, cardboard (box material)
plastic (base material)
lamp: 17.3 cm x 10.4 cm; 6 13/16 in x 4 3/32 in
box: 18 cm x 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm; 7 3/32 in x 4 1/32 in x 4 1/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from Ruth Curry
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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