Carbon Filament Lamp

Carbon Filament Lamp

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Description (Brief)
Maxim incandescent lamp fitted with a wooden base and metal contact rod. M-shaped baked cardboard filament.
Currently not on view
Object Name
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1880
Maxim, Hiram S.
Physical Description
carbon (overall material)
overall: 7 5/8 in x 2 in; 19.3675 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from Sarah J. Farmer
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Electric Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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