Mercury Vapor Sunlamp

Mercury Vapor Sunlamp

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Description (Brief)
A type RS sunlamp in original package. Lamp produced ultra-violet rays for tanning purposes and did not need a ballast.
Currently not on view
Object Name
discharge lamp
date made
ca 1950
General Electric
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
mercury (overall material)
lamp: 7 in x 5 in; 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm
package: 7 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 13.0175 cm x 13.0175 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from the Mt. Vernon Museum of Incandescent Lighting, thru Hugh F. Hicks
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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