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Experimental Arc Tube

Experimental Arc Tube

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Description (Brief)
Shaped tube for mini-arc lamp designed to boost efficacy and reduce the color separation.
Currently not on view
Object Name
discharge lamp component
date made
ca 1965
General Electric Company
overall: 5 in x 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from Elmer G. Fridrich
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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