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Reproduction Steinmetz Patent Lamp

Reproduction Steinmetz Patent Lamp

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Description (Brief)
A reproduction of Charles Steinmetz’s 1912 mercury vapor lamp made for defense of U.S. patent 3,234,421.
Object Name
discharge lamp
date made
General Electric Lighting Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
mercury (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 2 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 15.24 cm x 6.985 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from Gilbert H. Reiling
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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