Linear Incandescent Lamp

Linear Incandescent Lamp

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Description (Brief)
GE incandescent Lumiline lamp, white-coated, ca. 1936. Characteristics: Double-ended with steel disc-bases. C-8 tungsten filament, with glass-bead insulated support-hooks attached to a spine paralleling the filament. Spine is crimp-connected to lead on one end, other end has a glass-bead insulator connecting to lead. Filament is crimp-connected to a support hook / lead prior to this insulator. Tubular envelope, coated with a white enamel finish. White Lumilines were replaced by fluorescent lamps for most uses.
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Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1936
General Electric
overall: 12 in x 1 in; 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
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Credit Line
from General Electric Lighting Company, thru Terry K. McGowan
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
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National Museum of American History
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