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Linolite comparison

Linolite comparison

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2 different sizes of double ended tubular lamps in comparison
Above: Linolite with exterior opal coating: Socket: S15 Lenght: 284mm Diameter: 25mm (60W) (made in 30W and 60W)
Below: Linolite with internal opal coating: Socket: S19 Length: 310mm Diameter: 38mm (60W) (made in 25W, 40W, 60W, 75W, 100W and also with a silvery reflector)

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Manufacturer:Osram (both)
Lamp
Lamp Type:Double Ended Tubular
Filament/Radiator Type:Single coil
Base:S15 and S19
Shape/Finish:Opal
Electrical
Wattage:60 both
Voltage:240-250 and 220-230
Physical/Production
Factory Location:England / Germany

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Nov 12, 2019 at 10:19 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Cool! Are these basically the European version of lumiline lamps?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Nov 12, 2019 at 10:29 AM Author: Headgardener

Cool! Are these basically the European version of lumiline lamps?

You are absolutely right. Lumiline is a great invention as the base is reduced to a minimum. But one can still see where one tube ends and the next one starts. They do not exist here. In Europe there are apart from the tubes shown two further models:
- Architectural Tubes 300, 500 amd 1000 mm legth with 2 sockets or just one (only the 300 and 500mm models) on the side (S14s or S14d). Search for Linestra, Ralina, Colorenta. They come in LED, but are rather disappointing. The incandescent ones came in 35W, 50W, and 100/120W respectively.
- Striplights with two pins on the side like the architectural ones, but discontinued. They are called "Maxtrip 2". I found some pictures on this side. Check out migette1's gallery. There used to be bent ones too.
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Nov 12, 2019 at 11:03 AM Author: rjluna2
That's interesting

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Nov 12, 2019 at 02:30 PM Author: James
There were also 25mm diameter lamps in the length of 152mm and 221mm. Together with the 284mm, these were originally designed for luminaires having lengths of 6", 9" and 12" and were the most common British style striplights.

The architectural tubes you describe in metric lengths were the European style side-cap lamps. In Britain the range was different, and consisted of lengths of 12", 18", 20", 24", 36" and 48" (305mm, 457mm, 508mm, 610mm, 915mm and 1220mm), along with curved lamps of L-shape and 1/2 circle, 1/4 circle and 1/8 circle with lighted length 20" / 500mm. These were sold in two different families for high and low output. The low output lamps had 30mm diameter tubes and ratings of 35W, 53W, 60W, 75W, 110W and 150W, whereas the high output lamps had 40mm diameter tubes and ratings of 60W, 100W, 120W, 180W and 240W (all lengths except the 18"). There were even lamps made in square-section glass tubing! These latter two categories seem to be very rare, I have only come across them in the old catalogues.

It seems that in the 1930s it was even possible to buy Alphabet incandescent striplights with the glass bent into the shape of different letters, with two different heights.
The range of types must have been quite huge!
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Nov 13, 2019 at 01:47 AM Author: Headgardener

There were also 25mm diameter lamps in the length of 152mm and 221mm. Together with the 284mm, these were originally designed for luminaires having lengths of 6", 9" and 12" and were the most common British style striplights.

The architectural tubes you describe in metric lengths were the European style side-cap lamps. In Britain the range was different, and consisted of lengths of 12", 18", 20", 24", 36" and 48" (305mm, 457mm, 508mm, 610mm, 915mm and 1220mm), along with curved lamps of L-shape and 1/2 circle, 1/4 circle and 1/8 circle with lighted length 20" / 500mm. These were sold in two different families for high and low output. The low output lamps had 30mm diameter tubes and ratings of 35W, 53W, 60W, 75W, 110W and 150W, whereas the high output lamps had 40mm diameter tubes and ratings of 60W, 100W, 120W, 180W and 240W (all lengths except the 18"). There were even lamps made in square-section glass tubing! These latter two categories seem to be very rare, I have only come across them in the old catalogues.

It seems that in the 1930s it was even possible to buy Alphabet incandescent striplights with the glass bent into the shape of different letters, with two different heights.
The range of types must have been quite huge!


Hi James. I most appreciate your ample information. And I have to confess that I hoped for it as my knowledge is limited. Should you ever have one or two unoccupied hours it would be a blessing for us if you could post some pages of the catalogue with the letters. I only remember a light bulb in the shape of a catholic cross (not neon, it was a real bulb, but the filament was only in the vertical part).

These lamps must have been a work of art, so as the high-voltage gas-filled tubes used for advertising signs. I had posted some.
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Nov 17, 2019 at 04:04 AM Author: James
I have found the pages with the Architectural alphabet lamps. It seems they were not made for long, I could find them only in the 1938 and 1939 BTH-Mazda catalogues which I had so far not scanned. Perhaps they were only introduced shortly before the war and then production was suspended as with most other non-critical lamps, and they never returned. The 1938 catalogue is now uploaded to my website, and you can find it here. The alphabet lamps are on pages 16-19. The letters are actually made up from individual straight and curved lamps. I suppose it would have been far too much effort to create an entire letter in a single lamp as was the case for the cold cathode fluorescent versions formerly made in Germany by Ophinag (Osram-Philips Neon AG).
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Nov 19, 2019 at 02:16 PM Author: James
A copy of the same 1938 Mazda catalogue is listed for sale now - see https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283681448902
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Nov 19, 2019 at 02:20 PM Author: sox35

A copy of the same 1938 Mazda catalogue is listed for sale now - see https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283681448902

Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on that one

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Mar 06, 2020 at 02:00 PM Author: Lampje
Beautiful lamps.
You will find them in many differend versions. Frosted, clear or with a reflector and opal of course.


Maybe this could be interesting.
Old Philips catalog with philinea tubes, september 1937, from my collection

https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3642&pos=8&pid=120328
They talk about square (vierkante) lamps (photo left under in the middle)
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Mar 06, 2020 at 02:10 PM Author: Headgardener

Beautiful lamps.
You will find them in many differend versions. Frosted, clear or with a reflector and opal of course.


Maybe this could be interesting.
Old Philips catalog with philinea tubes, september 1937, from my collection

https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3642&pos=8&pid=120328
They talk about square (vierkante) lamps (photo left under in the middle)


Vierkante buislamp... Ongelooflijk!

Neoplamp (Italy) would make cube-shaped lightbulbs with an E14 base.
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Mar 06, 2020 at 06:38 PM Author: Lampje
I have one of these cube shaped lamps in the collection. It is on the outside frosted.
Did you also see the frontpage of the Philips catalog? (In color)
Philips also seemed to produce alphabet lamps in those years.
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Mar 08, 2020 at 04:35 AM Author: Headgardener
I have one of these cube shaped lamps in the collection. It is on the outside frosted.Did you also see the frontpage of the Philips catalog? (In color)Philips also seemed to produce alphabet lamps in those years.


Outside frosted indeed. I have posted small Neolamp candles earlier. Piccola Bohemia 15W equally frosted outside, and apparently handmade (all look a bit different) in Italy. Same outside frost which is always more elegant.
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Mar 08, 2020 at 04:41 AM Author: monkeyface
In Switzerland we did have the long 480mm 100W clear version of it. Osram, Philips and Sylvania did make them but I haven’t seen these size in any other foreign catalogue only in the Swiss ones. They were made for our mirror cabinets in bath rooms.
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Mar 08, 2020 at 04:04 PM Author: Headgardener

In Switzerland we did have the long 480mm 100W clear version of it. Osram, Philips and Sylvania did make them but I haven’t seen these size in any other foreign catalogue only in the Swiss ones. They were made for our mirror cabinets in bath rooms.


As far as I know there is a LED version available of that exotic lenght.
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Mar 09, 2020 at 05:33 AM Author: monkeyface

As far as I know there is a LED version available of that exotic lenght.


Yes a CFL type as well.
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