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

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.
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
Manufacturer: General Electric Co, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s

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