Incandescent electric lamp with 'candlestick' cap

Made:
1879 in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Incandescent carbon filament electric lamp, detachable 'candlestick' cap that fits into a lamp holder, made by Swan Electric Light Company Ltd in Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, c.1879, this is an early example of a commercial light bulb of the type patented by Joseph Swan, the vendor acquired the bulb from a public house on the Isle of Sheppy during 1940, the filament was broken in an air raid that night

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Category:
Lighting
Object Number:
Y1974.34.14
type:
incandescent electric lamp with carbon filament
status:
Permanent collection

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