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New Type Edison 16c from the 1890s!!! New old stock!!!

New Type Edison 16c from the 1890s!!! New old stock!!!

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eBay find. Cost me a mere $50 for this Victorian era beauty! This design was introduced in 1893 with the new squirted cellouse carbon filament. Previous filaments were made of bamboo. The base is an evolution of the 1888 design, with a shorter upper rim while retaining the 1888 plaster of paris and bottom contact. The lead wires in the stem are free of corrosion. The filament is intact and working, and the glass is crystal clear. Truly an amazing piece of early electric lighting history!

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Edison General Electric
Lamp
Lamp Type:Incandescent
Filament/Radiator Type:Cellouse 2 loop carbon
Base:Medium
Shape/Finish:SA-18 roughly
Service Life:about 1000 hours
Electrical
Wattage:About 75w
Voltage:About 110v
Optical
Lumen Output:16 candlepower, or about 200 lumens
Lumen Efficacy:haha not much!
Color Temperature:2000K
Color Rendering Index:100
Physical/Production
Dimensions:About 5”
Factory Location:NJ, USA
Fabrication Date:1890s

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Sep 05, 2018 at 03:49 PM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
What a throwback! Is this the oldest lamp you own?

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Sep 05, 2018 at 04:02 PM Author: rom1
you did a very good deal the price is often higher normally !!she looks unused the glass is very clear and the this bulb have plaster insulation

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Sep 05, 2018 at 11:16 PM Author: ricksbulbs
LOL it is about 2 lumens per watt, still more efficient than most LED trash after the phosphor fries in a month or 2 and they just glow a dim blue! Awesome lamp. Of course, my oldest lamp is my NOS 1888 Edison Bamboo filament Taper Neck lamp.
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Sep 06, 2018 at 05:21 AM Author: rjluna2
Wow

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Sep 06, 2018 at 10:49 AM Author: Lumex120
NOS from the 19 th century.



LOL it is about 2 lumens per watt, still more efficient than most LED trash after the phosphor fries in a month or 2 and they just glow a dim blue! .

...I have never seen that before.

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Sep 06, 2018 at 10:55 AM Author:
Oh wow, this is something else Are you going to try and light it..? If so I'd wind the voltage up gradually on a Variac so the filament doesn't get too much of a shock after being woken up from such a long sleep
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Sep 06, 2018 at 11:56 AM Author: Silverliner
@Ria the seller was dumb enough to light it before selling it lol. But it made it! One tough little bulb!

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Sep 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM Author:
That's wonderful, are you going to give it a go..? If you think it's safe to do so, that is. Would love to see it lit, but wouldn't want to risk a mishap similar to what happened to me a couple of weeks ago
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Sep 06, 2018 at 12:06 PM Author: DimBulb
Amazing find Dave!!!!!!

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James has one on his site, see here
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Sep 06, 2018 at 12:18 PM Author: Silverliner
James' New Type Edison is a bit newer than mine. The straight sided pear shape didn't come along until the late 1890s.

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Ah, right, didn't notice the difference in the bulb shape.
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Mar 30, 2019 at 02:05 AM Author: ace100w120v
What a find! What was the life on the bamboo filaments?
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Mar 30, 2019 at 11:50 AM Author: Silverliner
I think 600-1000 hour. Good question.


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