Independent carbon lamp

Independent carbon lamp

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Object Name
Light Bulb
incandescent lamp
date made
ca 1895
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
carbon (overall material)
overall: 5 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 13.0175 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Lighting a Revolution
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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