Very early Edison carbon filament lamp.

Made:
1879

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Very early Edison carbon filament lamp (filament broken) with platinum screw clamps to hold the filament. 1879

Edison carbon filament lamp, 1897, with platinum screw clamps to hold the filament (filament broken).

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Category:
Lighting
Object Number:
1995-281
Materials:
carbon, glass, mahogany (wood)- see note, platinum (metal)
type:
lamps
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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