Edison bamboo filament lamp

Edison bamboo filament lamp

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Description (Brief)
Edison bamboo filament incandescent lamp, ca. 1880. Wooden-mogul base with brass screw-shell and contact-ring. Single arch bamboo filament with platinum clamp connectors, two-piece leads, cork insulator. Ball-tipped, pear-shaped envelope. This base represents the third major style used in the development of the Edison lamp-base. Label #1: "109 1/2 v." and "19". Other marks illegible. Label #2: "Edison's Earliest Type of Bamboo Lamp with First type of Screw Base And Socket - 1880".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Light Bulb
incandescent lamp
date made
ca. 1880
ca 1880
Physical Description
bamboo (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 2 3/8 in; 17.78 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
EM.310579.01
catalog number
310579.01
accession number
123470
Credit Line
from Frank A. Wardlaw, Jr. and Frank A. Wardlaw
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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