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Intresting lightbulb #190779
12/04/09 03:18 AM
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BrandonG  Offline OP
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Hey all, been reading the forum for a while, Finally found a good reason to register.


I picked this up about 5 months ago in an antique shop in Oregon for about $2.

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Here it is on:

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Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

Last edited by BrandonG; 12/04/09 03:21 AM.
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Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: BrandonG] #190789
12/04/09 08:36 PM
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Brandon:

Welcome to ECN! Jump in anytime with comments.

This is an interesting bulb! There was (may still be) a shop in New York City that was only a 'specialty' bulb store; they may have had something similar to this.

As to an intended use.....decorative would be my first guess, possibly in a keyless; or perhaps for a border. Is the wattage, or any info on the base by the screwshell?



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Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: HotLine1] #190793
12/04/09 09:11 PM
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renosteinke  Offline
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My first guess is a 'bug light' for simple outdoor fixtures.

Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: renosteinke] #190794
12/04/09 09:31 PM
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BrandonG  Offline OP
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I managed to scrape away at the base with my finger and found this:

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*unreadable* *unreadable*-japan 50W 123-130V

Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: BrandonG] #190816
12/06/09 01:27 PM
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sparkyinak  Offline
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And he has a sense of humor. He will fit right in. Welcome to the board.


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Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: sparkyinak] #190821
12/06/09 05:40 PM
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BrandonG  Offline OP
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Thanks laugh I have a strange sense of humor though, so be warned

Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: BrandonG] #190825
12/07/09 10:44 AM
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ghost307  Offline
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When I was in college, our paper ran an imaginary ad from GE for their new "darkbulb".
It was made specifically for use in photo developing darkrooms.

Based on the basic principles of the physics of black holes, when swithed on it sucked up all light in the room.


Ghost307
Re: Intresting lightbulb [Re: ghost307] #190899
12/10/09 03:03 AM
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BrandonG  Offline OP
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Ahh, I've heard similar to that... Lightbulbs are "darksuckers" or something.


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