Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

Carbon Filament Lamp

Carbon Filament Lamp

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
Edison lamp with carbon filament and frosted envelope. Unit was long-ago welded to a corner-iron for display.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1883
Maker
Edison
maker
Edison Electric Light Company
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 2 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1997.0388.61
catalog number
1997.0388.61
accession number
1997.0388
Credit Line
from General Electric Lighting Company, thru Terry K. McGowan
See more items in
Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our FAQ or contact page.