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Neon Display - General Electric, Mains BulbType, 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 028259

Summary:
Neon lamp, manufactured by British Generakl Electric and branded Osglim, introduced in the 1920s.

It displays a letter 'C'.

It is similar to a standard electric light globe but with evacuating tip on top. Its characteristics are 230-250 volt AC at 5 watt.

Its date is suggested because the glassmaker's exhaust tip is on top of the bulb rather than in the base, characteristic of types constructed in the 1930s or later.
Description:
Bayonet cap (base).
Central electrode is in shape of letter "c".
Exhaust tip on top of bulb.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 120 mm (Length), 60 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: thermionic electron valves
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Illumination - Electric
Tertiary Classification: electric light globes
Inscriptions: On bulb:
230-250V 5W
OSGLIM
MADE IN ENGLAND
Manufacturer: General Electric Co, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s

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