Glass vacuum tube used in a hospital sun lamp, Slough, England, 1928

Made:
1928 in Slough

Glass vacuum tube containing mercury, used as element in hospital sun lamp, by Hanovia Lamps of Slough in 1928

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A630982
Materials:
clamps (2), aluminium, asbestos?, ceramic, plastic, leads, copper, tube, glass, clear, brown
type:
mercury vapour lamp
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • lamp - light bulb
  • electric lamp - lighting device component
  • electric discharge lamps
  • high-intensity discharge lamp
credit:
Hanovia Lamps and Englehard Industries
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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