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#190779 12/04/09 04:18 AM
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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.

[Linked Image from iamalion.mine.nu]
[Linked Image from iamalion.mine.nu]


Here it is on:

[Linked Image from iamalion.mine.nu]


Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

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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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My first guess is a 'bug light' for simple outdoor fixtures.

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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

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And he has a sense of humor. He will fit right in. Welcome to the board.


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Thanks laugh I have a strange sense of humor though, so be warned

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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.


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Ahh, I've heard similar to that... Lightbulbs are "darksuckers" or something.


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